Strict supervision of workers and their working hours will be introduced in the construction sector

Fixing the stay of workers at the construction site with second accuracy will have to be provided by electronic registration systems.A photo: Andras Kralla

The amendments to the Taxation Act adopted by the Riigikogu in the spring of this year are intended to provide supervision over the stay and work of foreigners in Estonia.

The changes concern the introduction of a database of contract chains and duration of work in the construction sector, which will be maintained by the Tax and Customs Board.

The database will be filled with information from construction sites where

• more than 20 employees work at the same time, and

• the period of construction works exceeds 30 working days or 500 man-days.

Recording the presence of workers on the construction site with second accuracy will have to be provided by electronic registration systems, the data from which will be provided to the Tax and Customs Board on a daily basis.

Ensuring the existence and functioning of the registration system is the responsibility of the general contractor.

If a statutory obligation is not fulfilled by the specified deadline, the tax authority may first set an additional deadline for its fulfillment and issue a warning that if the obligation is not fulfilled, a compulsory monetary recovery will be applied to the obligated person.

The total amount of the enforced monetary recovery may not exceed 3,300 euros, and:

• for the first time it cannot exceed 1300 euros and

• second time – 2000 euros.

The amendments to the law will come into force on October 1, 2023.

You can get acquainted with the text of the adopted law, as well as with all the documents that accompanied the adoption procedure, here.

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