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Contracting in Estonia – payroll services

  • Country name :
    Republic of Estonia
  • Population :
    1.3 million (2013 PRB)
  • Capital city :
    Tallinn
  • Languages spoken :
    Estonian and Russian
  • Major religion :
    Christianity

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From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

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Contracting in Estonia

Payroll services

Work Permits & Visas in Estonia

Thinking of contracting?

From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

Get in touch with one of our advisors now using the phone number at the top of the page, or use our online form and email services.

A citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland has the right to stay and work in Estonia on the basis of a valid travel document or identity document and is required to register his or her residence within three months after the date of entry into Estonia.

An employer may apply for the registration for short-term employment in Estonia for a liens who arrive or stay in Estonia either on the basis of a visa or on a visa-free basis (unless an international agreement stipulates otherwise). Short-term employment cannot exceed a period of six months in a year.

For purposes of short-term employment, foreign nationals who need an entry visa to enter Estonia must apply for a long-term visa (type D). Before applying for a visa the short-term employment must be registered at the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB).

Social Security in Estonia

Social tax is levied on employers at a rate of 33%; employees are not liable for social tax. No ceiling applies to the amount of salary subject to social tax. In addition, unemployment insurance and mandatory pension fund (subscription mandatory for persons born after 1983) charges are imposed on gross salary. The unemployment insurance rates are 1% for employers and 2% for employees. The mandatory pension fund rate is 2%, which applies only to employees. The unemployment insurance and mandatory pension fund charge are withheld by employers.

Self-employed persons must pay social tax at a rate of 33% on their net business income, subject to a maximum amount of annual income equal to 15 times the sum of the minimum monthly wages for the tax year (€52,200 for 2013). Self-employed persons must make quarterly advance payments of social tax to the Tax and Customs Board by the 15th day of the 3rd month of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters. Each payment must be at least €287.10 (€1,148.40 for the calendar year).

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Estonia

Estonia

Population 1.3 million (2013 PRB)
Capital city Tallinn
Language Estonian, Russian
Major religion Christianity
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