Internet giants earn tax-free millions in EstoniaEconomy
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- Officials and medics among parent's pay fraudsLocal NewsIf earlier attempts to con the state for the maximum amount of the parent's pay instrument were made mainly by people out of work or owners of companies, the middle class has also turned to this particular type of fraud today. People often put in place detailed agreements with employers not to appear on the radar of the tax board.
- Government to boost security of hundreds of buildingsLocal NewsState agencies, the Estonian National Museum, certain bridges, server rooms, and backup generators of hospitals are just some of the things to be added to the government's new list of objects of national security relevance. The latter will have to take more stringent security measures against potential attacks.
- By the hundreds, tax debtors go to mass grave via PanamaEconomyThe grand-named Panamanian company Transatlantic International Brokers Corp owns 168 firms says Estonian commercial register, all under liquidation with help by Raul Pint and his business partner Andrus Räppo. Nearly all owe taxes to Estonian state, some more and some less – but put together the arrears arise above a million euros.
- Crocodiles set to get teeth into red tapeEconomyPulled by economy and communications ministry, the state and business bodies are again about to cut bureaucracy i.e. reporting burden of entrepreneurs. Businessmen recall this has been attempted before with nothing much achieved. Now, it is vice chancellor Taavi Kotka at helm of the initiative - a man already in limelight by kicking off big projects like e-residence. Will he really be able to break the bureaucratic machine?