€76m to be paid in tax rebates for past year

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Residents will be paid €76 million in tax rebates for the past year, while €3.4m are to be paid back to the state, the State Revenue Service said March 18.

About 425,000 people have submitted their income declarations for last year, according to current data. About 13,000 of the taxpayers have debts of up to €15, which means they can wait indefinitely before payment.

Meanwhile the other tax debtors – who are, however, rarely called debtors in the official discourse for fear of stoking resentment – will have the payment deadline extended after legislative amendments. The deadline is currently June 16.

Ilze Jankova, a tax service representative, said that people are nevertheless encouraged to pay promptly. The service also urges residents to submit the actual declaration before contacting the service as in some cases they may be notified about tax debts which cancel out after submission. 

Around 60,000 people are estimated to have become tax debtors as a result of the reform that introduced differentiated income tax last year. 

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