Tax Services

PwC is the leading provider of tax services in Estonia considering expertise, size and scope of our tax practice. By combining our in-depth knowledge of the local practices with the experience of the network, we can offer practical and effective solutions to problems faced by your business.

Our clients range from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses - the work we do is diverse and tailored to the needs of each individual project by blending the skills of tax specialists with our other in-house experts as necessary – transaction services specialists, auditors, lawyers, consultants.

Our specialists provide assistance with:

  • corporate tax services including tax structuring and compliance;
  • mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing;
  • indirect tax services including VAT and customs and excise duties;
  • international assignment solutions including income tax consulting and compliance, employment law advice, HR Management and compensation programmes, accounting, payroll and tax compliance.

25+ years of providing tax advice in Estonia

Over 70 tax specialists across the Baltics

Tax Services

Corporate income tax advice

Whether you are looking to streamline your operations or downsize to a more manageable level of investment, make changes to the structure of your business or venture into new business areas, big changes come with both opportunities and pitfalls. In particular, understanding the tax implications of often complex and varied options can be crucial to making the right choice for all stakeholders.

We can help you analyse direct tax implications of a transaction, model the tax consequences of group restructuring or assist with more complex group restructuring prior to disposal via IPO, carve out or full disposal. Of course, we are also happy to advise on any day-to-day corporate income tax questions you may have.

VAT and indirect tax consulting

Managing VAT and indirect is vital to ensure that they do not pose an unforeseen cost placing your business at a competitive disadvantage. This means that contracts, transactions, supply chains and the compliance practice of your company should be reviewed from a VAT perspective to reduce any risk, but also reveal VAT recovery opportunities. 

We can provide advice on specific VAT issues of interest to your company.

Transfer pricing

Transfer pricing is one of the most important areas for both multinational companies as well as tax authorities. By adopting a transparent and justifiable risk and remuneration structure that is based on an appropriate transfer pricing strategy, companies can reduce their administrative expenses associated with transfer pricing. 

Our team of transfer pricing specialists can provide full support in transfer pricing areas, starting from planning and developing specific transfer pricing methodologies as well as drafting transfer pricing documentations.

International taxation

Expanding into a new market or operating internationally can be demanding. Therefore developing the right tax strategies to support a successful business across borders to avoid any unnecessary tax leakage or risks is key. 

PwC’s local team together with our global network can help navigate tax developments throughout the world to understand and manage their impact on international business activities.

Be sure to contact us in case foreign taxes have been withheld on your income - we can assist with reclaiming excessive withholding tax from other countries.

Taxation related to people and organisation

At PwC, our employment and personal income tax practice consists of specialists with strong experience and credentials to deliver optimal outcomes for your organisation. Our services include compliance reviews, preparation of returns, tax effective strategies, assistance with employee incentive schemes, review of policies and systems, and pre-audit checks. We assist our clients with inbound and outbound assignee issues, as well as with local staff matters.

Our global practice includes more than 4,200 dedicated, full-time International Assignments professionals who are located in 188 cities in over 90 countries and territories around the world.

PwC Tax Consulting Services

Tax compliance

Let us take care of all your tax registration, reporting and filing obligations both inside Estonia and elsewhere.

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and transaction tax support

Our M&A tax specialists work with other PwC practices, such as Deals and Legal, to provide an integrated approach to transactions focused on evaluating tax-saving opportunities, increasing shareholder value and reducing transaction risks. 

In the course of tax due diligence, we identify potential tax liabilities in target companies and provide structuring support to achieve a successful transaction.

Tax audit management

We guide and assist companies that have been subjected to a tax audit or review. As an experienced advisor, we have repeatedly gone through this process together with our clients, which means that we know how to apply and can help companies with the following topics:

  • The typical mistakes on tax returns;
  • What should be kept in mind when complying with the orders of the tax authority when providing information and submitting documents;
  • Which strategy to choose when communicating with the tax authority. 

Tax-related trainings

Our experienced professionals will tailor a training for your clients or personnel on a tax or accounting topic of your choosing. You can also ask us for readily available trainings.

Mandatory disclosure (DAC6) compliance

The EU Council Directive 2011/16 in relation to cross-border tax arrangements, known as DAC6, aims at transparency and fairness in taxation. DAC6 applies to cross-border tax arrangements, which meet one or more specified characteristics (hallmarks), and which concern either more than one EU country or an EU country and a non-EU country. It mandates a reporting obligation for these tax arrangements if in scope no matter whether the arrangement is justified according to national law.

Failure to comply with DAC6 could mean facing significant sanctions under local law in EU countries and reputational risks for businesses, individuals and intermediaries. Therefore businesses need to understand the importance and implications of the directive and the need to act now to ensure compliance by the deadline in 2020.

Once the rules become fully applicable (i.e. on 1 July 2020), intermediaries and taxpayers will be required to file information with their national tax authority within thirty days of the first of the following dates:

  • on the day after the reportable cross-border arrangement is made available for implementation; or

  • on the day after the reportable cross-border arrangement is ready for implementation; or

  • when the first step in the implementation of the reportable cross-border arrangement has been made; or

  • (only when an intermediary is involved) when the intermediary provided aid, assistance or advice.

As a transitional measure, where the first step in a reportable cross-border arrangement is implemented between 25 June 2018 and 30 June 2020, the arrangement should be reported between 1 July 2020 and 31 August 2020.

PwC Estonia´s tax team is ready to help you with any DAC6 related questions or assignments.

Contact us

Hannes Lentsius

Hannes Lentsius

Tax Service Line Leader, PwC Estonia

Tel: +372 5691 1698

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