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Overpaid tax may be returned to residents automatically

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSaeima’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee plans for an electronic system that would automatically pay back residents’ overpaid taxes starting from 2021, as confirmed by the committee’s Chairman Vitālijs Orlovs.

This system’s adoption is planned for 2021, according to information from state institutions regarding financial and practical options.

The committee currently views an initiative submitted by residents. It details a proposal for automatic repayment of overpaid taxes. This initiative received more than 10,000 signatures at manabalss.lv. Deputies plan to prepare a draft for submission to the Saeima. This draft will detail a way for automatic repayment of overpaid taxes from 2021 onward.

Deputy Jāņis Vucāns proposal may be used to form a system that would compile all the necessary information.

Orlovs had previously reported that Healthcare Ministry had informed the Saeima that the necessary changes to the e-health system may come in 2021, because before then it is necessary to realize other topical objectives.

The State Revenue Service had mentioned at a previous meeting that improvements are planned to be realized for SRS electronic system in 2020.

SRS representatives confirmed that if data possible to be automatically processed becomes available electronically, SRS would be ready to repay taxes associated with healthcare, child clubs and donations made to political parties, said the committee’s manager.

SRS had previously mentioned the risk of residents not always submitting accurate information. There is also the matter of some residents still submitting information regarding their taxes in paper form, which makes it harder to process quickly.

Ludmila Andrejeva, author of the initiative, has said that an opportunity to receive back overpaid taxes should be provided to residents who do not fully understand the system for filling complicated documents with information appropriately, do not use internet banking services or do not have appropriate higher education in law or economics and yet are able to work and pay taxes.


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  1. Zerry says:

    Msy be sutomayicslly paid… It SHOULD DEFINITELY be paid automatically. Before that is more sensible not to pay enough, and then state asks for more.

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