Tax service to probe airport taxis

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In response to people complaining about the high prices for taxi rides from the Rīga International Airport, Latvia's State Revenue Service is to step up probes of these service providers.

In particular, tax inspectors are to probe whether the taxis have up-to-date taximeters and whether they provide receipts. 

By August 2018 the service has carried out a total of 110 checks on the spot, and a receipt was provided in only 15 cases.

The service said that in about 40 cases taxes were not calculated correctly.

Fines of a total €62,400 were slapped on taxis in these raids, while a total of 51 consultations were given over following the law.

Since the departures terminal at Rīga International Airport was made available to any taxi company and since a price ceiling for taxi services was lifted, there have been numerous complaints over unfair taxi prices and other practices. 

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