Assistance in Registering VAT in Estonia

VAT – Value Added Tax

Companies are obliged to register a VAT number in case when sales in Estonia exceed 40,000 EUR from the beginning of the calendar year. A company can also apply for VAT registration before this threshold value is reached.

If sales do not exceed 40,000 EUR in Estonia, VAT payers can be registered on a voluntary basis.

Service assistance will include following:

  • Preparation of the application based on information provided by the client.
  • Filing the application to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board in the presence of the applicant or digitally for e-Residency card holders.
  • Assistance in answering additional questions from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.

Companies applying for VAT registration shall have an account with a bank or payment system.

It takes up to 5 business days to process an application for VAT registration.


Assistance in registering a VAT number in Estonia 400 EUR
Representation by proxy (PoA)
400 EUR


  • When does a company need a VAT number?
    The obligation to register the VAT number with the company arises when the volume of sales in Estonia exceeds 40,000 EUR from the beginning of the calendar year. A company can also apply for VAT registration before this threshold is reached.
  • Do I need to register a company taxable if the turnover is less than EUR 40,000?
    No. If the company’s turnover in Estonia has not exceeded 40,000 EUR, registration as a VAT payer is voluntary. A company can apply for VAT registration before the designated threshold is reached.
  • What kind of identity document is suitable for VAT registration in Estonia?
    For electronic registration of VAT numbers, you can use the following documents: ID-card of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belgium; Estonian e-resident card; Mobile-ID of Estonia and Lithuania.
  • Is getting a VAT number guaranteed?
    No, as each application is reviewed on an individual basis by an independent tax inspector. Based on the experience of LKS Consult OÜ , if your company does not have a corporate account or does not plan to operate in Estonia, the application for a VAT number may be rejected.
  • Can a foreign company apply for a VAT number?
    Yes. Submission of an application to the Tax and Customs Board takes place in the personal presence of the applicant at one of the service offices of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board or electronically with an e-resident card. Also, an application for a VAT number can be submitted remotely by preparing a power of attorney for a representative of LKS Consult OÜ . We accept notarised documents by courier or digitally signed documents by email. Samples of documents required for certification are provided when ordering this service.
  • How can I open a VAT number in Estonia remotely?
    We offer the service of representation by power of attorney (issued by LKS Consult OÜ ) for an additional fee of 400 EUR, which involves submitting an application on your behalf at the Tax and Customs Board.
  • What do you need to get a VAT number in Estonia?
    To register as a VAT payer, the applicant must prove to the Tax and Customs Board that they are doing business in Estonia or are going to start a business in Estonia.
    “Doing business in Estonia” means starting actual economic activity in Estonia, as well as developing a business plan, and making investments to start a business. Any information confirming that the applicant has started a business at the location indicated in the application, or plans to start a business, will serve as evidence of a commercial connection to Estonia.


Managing Associate

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