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Nearly 27 600 Latvian residents still have not submitted income declarations

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topical, declaration, VID, EDS, residents, taxes27 655 Latvian residents for whom submission of annual income declaration for 2018 is compulsory still have not done this, according to information from the State Revenue Service (VID).

«These are the people who are supposed to pay to the state budget the tax difference which surfaces from application of a differentiated non-taxable minimum or progressive tax rate. By submitting income declaration before the end of the year persons are able to avoid sanctions and tolerance period will not be applied next year,» VID explains.

VID has surveyed all persons who have a duty to submit their income declaration for 2018. Reminders have been sent to both their Electronic Declaration System accounts and in paper format to their home address. Some residents have been contacted via telephone.

So far 170 507 residents have been electronic reminders and 6 970 have been sent paper reminders to submit their declaration for 2018.

Non-submission of a declaration or intentional ignoring of VID notifications does not relieve a person from the duty to submit declaration or the duty to pay the tax difference, the service reminds.

This is why VID invites residents to log in to their EDS account or mail box to see if there aren’t any notifications. ‘If residents have received such a notification, they have to submit their income declaration electronically by using EDS or by coming to any VIC Customer Service Centre or Unified State and Municipal Client Service Centre in Latvia.’

VID reminds that the budget amount can be reduced or completely equalize by adding to the declaration receipts, payment documents, bank payment order or account statement for eligible expenditures.

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If a person meets specific criteria, a different tax payment term is set: respectively, for 2018 and 2019 the income declaration’s calculated tax payment term is 1 December 2020 for people whose taxable income meets the following conditions – no more than EUR 55 000 in 2018 and EUR 62 800 in 2019. An additional requirement is for all income to have been received in Latvia.

Information about a person’s tax payment term will be visible in EDS immediately after filling the declaration and pressing the Check and Save button.

Aside from that, if a person submits a declaration for 2018 and following years and later finds the calculated tax bonus does not exceed EUR 1, it will not be calculated and paid to the state budget.

The initial number of residents who are obligated to submit annual declaration for 2018 due to tax difference was more than 80 000.


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