Here you can find general information about the business environment in Estonia.

The information and materials have been composed by and used by courtesy of Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Tax and Customs Board.

Establishing a company in Estonia 

  • legal form
  • branch of foreign company
  • registration of a private limited company

Legal framework 

  • overview of legal framework in Estonia
  • foreign businesses
  • residence and work permits in Estonia
  • amendments of the Estonian Commercial Code

Estonian tax system 

  • corporate income tax in Estonia
  • personal income tax in Estonia
  • VAT in Estonia
  • social tax in Estonia
  • customs in Estonia
  • accounting requirements in Estonia
  • paying taxes in Estonia
  • taxation of the use of employer-provided vehicles for private purposes

Financing a business 

  • debt financing
  • equity financing
  • funding programmes

Labour market 

  • labour legislation in Estonia
  • working time and vacation in Estonia
  • remuneration in Estonia
  • finding suitable staff in Estonia

In order to provide answers to any general questions about Estonia, or moving to Estonia, housing, working, taxes and banking, education, healthcare, transport and everyday life in Estonia, Estonian Investment Agency has published a special handbook Destination: Estonia - Relocation Guide.