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COVID-19 in Latvia: FAQs by Taxpayers
COBALT, June 2020

Does the State plan to keep special support measures in the field of taxation for taxpayers after the end of emergency situation? Yes, on 10 June 2020 the Law on Overcoming the Consequences of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection came into force, by which, inter alia, the following measures are maintained. in accordance with the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers tax payers can ask to defer or split into installments accrued and current tax payments for a period up to 3 years, without paying late payment interest. Taxpayers must submit a respective application within 15 days from the due tax payment term...

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COVID-19 in Estonia: The Coronavirus in Employment Relations and Taxes - March 20 Update
COBALT, April 2020

In March, the Estonian Government decided to implement first steps to help the employers in order to avoid lay-offs and introduced also few other reliefs to support the companies. Below you can find summaries of these measures. Relief measures for employers Compensation of salary The Estonian Government approved the relief measures for the employees subject to salary cut...

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COVID-19 in the Baltics: What State Measures are Available or are Being Planned for Your Company in Each of the Baltic States?
COBALT, April 2020

On the 17thof March, we gave an overview on the options available for the governments in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to support companies being harmed by the COVID-19 crisis. At that time we noted that companies should work with the government in order to ensure that the measures taken truly help the companies survive the crisis. As of the 2ndof April, the Baltic governments have adopted a number of measures to help companies, the most important of which are outlined in the overview table below...

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COVID-19 in the Baltics and Belarus: FAQs by employers
COBALT, April 2020

1. What measures can be implemented by employers in relation to employees who have returned from the territories affected by the virus? Estonia Save for limited exceptions that apply to diplomats, health care employees and a few other categories, persons who have entered in Estonia on March 17, 2020 or later are required to stay in their place of residence for 14 days after crossing the Estonian border under the order of the Government of the Republic. Consequently, employees returning from their travels in other countries are automatically required to self-isolate and are, under the Employment Contract Act, required to inform the employer of their absence and its duration...

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COVID-19 in Estonia: The Coronavirus in Employment Relations & Taxes - April Update
COBALT, April 2020

It has now been announced that from Monday, 6 April 2020 employers will be able to apply for compensation payment from the state budget for March. The Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund has explained by now the technical aspects of filing applications and responded to the more frequent questions asked by employers about applying for compensation. Below you will find a brief overview of how to apply for compensation as well as some practical explanations and suggestions. Some of the requirements for claiming compensation are not yet completely clear. We will keep you updated as unclear circumstances are clarified...

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