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  1. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 24.12.2016,1 of 19 December 2016 to Amend the Laws on Income Tax, Social Tax and other Laws. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-31 | EST-2016-L-105065

    In the Law on Income Tax, repeals sub-paragraphs (2), (3) of paragraph 17 (Interest); makes wording changes in part 4) of sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 17.1 (Income on financial assets); part 12) of sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 19 (Pensions, scholarships and grants, benefits, awards, gambling winnings and maintenance support); paragraph 23 (Basic exemption) adding sub-paragraphs (2), (3). Also makes changes in paragraph 23.1 (Increased basic exemption upon provision of maintenance to child). Repeals paragraphs 23.2 (Increased basic exemption in event of pension, 23.3 (Increased basic exemption in event of compensation for accident at work or occupational disease), also sub-para (4) of paragraph 25 (Housing loan interest). Also makes changes, inter alia, in paragraphs 28.2 (Restriction on deductions from taxable income) adding sub-para (1.1), 31 (Non-residentís income not subject to income tax), 40 (Withholding agent for income tax). Makes minor wording changes in paragraphs 41, 42, 44, 46. Supplements the Law on Income Tax, inter alia, with new paragraph 56.4 (Notification of the use of health promotion tax relief).
    In the Law on Social Tax, makes wording changes in paragraphs 3 (Amounts on which social tax is not imposed), 7 (Tax rate).
    In the Law on Labour Market Services and Benefits, repeals sub-para (2.1) of paragraph 1 (Purpose and scope of application of Act), Chapter 4.1 (Annual Refunds to Low-Paid Employees). Makes changes in paragraph 43.2 (Implementation of Chapter 4.1 of this Act).

  2. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 31.12.2016, 3 of 14 December 2016 "On Investment Funds" - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-31 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2017-01-01 | EST-2016-L-105066

    Part 1: General
    Part 2: Public fund
    Part 3: Non-governmental fund
    Part 4: Depository
    Part 5: Fund manager
    Part 6: Monitoring and responsibility
    Part 7: Implementing provisions.

    Implements the following Directives of the European Parliament:
    1 Directive 2003/41 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the activities and supervision of employers' pension institutions (OJ L 235, 23.09.2003, p. 10-21), as amended by Directives 2011/61 / EU (OJ L 174, 01.07.2011, p. 1). -73) and 2013/14 / EU (OJ L 145, 31.5.2013, p. 1-3);
    Commission Directive 2007/16 / EC on the implementation of Council Directive 85/611 / EEC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) as regards the clarification of certain terms (OJ L 79, 20.3.2007, p. 11-19);
    Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) (OJ L 302, 17.11.2009, p. 32-96), as amended by Directives 2011/61 / EU ( OJ L 174, 01.07.2011, p. 1-73) and 2013/14 / EU (OJ L 145, 31.05.2013, p. 1-3);
    Commission Directive 2010/43 / EU implementing Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the content of organizational requirements, conflicts of interest, business conduct, risk management and depositary and management company (OJ L 176, 10.07.2010, p. 42-61) );
    Commission Directive 2010/44 / EU laying down provisions for the implementation of Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards provisions on mergers of funds, investor and master UCITS and the notification procedure (OJ L 176, 10.07.2010, pp. 28-41) Corrigendum to Commission Directive 2010/42 / EU implementing Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards provisions on mergers of the Funds, investor and master UCITS and the notification procedure (OJ L 176, 10.07.2010) (OJ L 179, July 14, 2010, p. 16).

  3. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 21.12.2016, 2 of 07 December 2016 to Amend the Law on Social Welfare and Related Laws. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2016-L-105067

    In the Law on Social Welfare, supplements the Division 2 of Chapter II with new sub-division 11-"Childcare service" with paragraphs 45 (1)-45 (4); also introduces wording changes into paragraphs 47 (Entitled persons), 50 (Maximum price, limit and contribution), 60 (Right to receive compensation for travel and accommodation expenses), 73 (Own contribution), 74 (Covering deficit of own contribution from state budget). Adds sub-paragraph 11 to paragraph 79 (Reimbursement of expenses to providers of special care services).
    Repeals, inter alia, division 3 of Chapter V (Challenge Proceedings); also paragraphs 142 (Authorized processors of Social Services and Benefits Registry), 143 (Submission of data to Social Services and Benefits Registry and exchange of data), 145 (Access to registry data).
    Rephrases paragraphs 117 (Persons entitled to receive substitute home service), 120 (Financing of substitute home service). Introduces new paragraphs 124 (1) (Family parent contract), 142 (1) (Data in Social Services and Benefits Registry), 156 (Social benefits financed from state budget).
    Makes minor changes in paragraphs 123, 124 144, 151, 157, 160.
    Also introduces minor wording changes into laws "On Child Protection", "On Family Law", "Code of Civil Procedure".

  4. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 30.12.2015, 5 of 9 December 2015 on "Social Welfare". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | EST-2015-L-102034

    Establishes the general principles of coverage of social welfare, child welfare, the local government to organize social assistance; regulates the procedure of evaluation of social conditions of beneficiaries of social assistance, home assistance, social care for adults, asylum service, shelter service, social transportation service, finance, monitoring. Amends, inter alia, the Law on Labour Market Services and Benefits, making wording changes in articles 231 (Occupational rehabilitation), 26 (Right to receive unemployment allowance), 43 (Transitional provisions).
    Repeals the previous law on Social Welfare No. RT I 1995, 21, 323.

  5. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 29.06.2014, 1 of 5 May 2014 to Amend the Act of General Principles of the Code of Economic Activities, also the Law Enforcement Act and the Implementation of the Act. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-01 | EST-2014-L-102029

    Rephrases sections 19 (Occupational health service and provider thereof), 191 (Acting as occupational health service provider); introduces new section 192 (Obligations of occupational health specialist); repeals para 4) of section 201 (Functions of Health Board in field of occupational health).

  6. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I (2010, 38, 232) of 17 June 2010 amending the Social Tax Act. (Sotsiaalmaksuseaduse muutmise seadus) - Database of legal acts in Estonia Legislation On-Line in Estonian

    Adoption: 2010-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-01 | EST-2010-L-88247

    Amends, inter alia, article 2 regulating the mechanism of payment of social tax from monthly wage as well as cases of social tax payment in case of worker employed by multiple employers.

  7. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Bankruptcy Act of 22 January 2003 (RT I 2003, 17, 95). (Pankrotiseaduse) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-01-22 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | EST-2003-L-66389

  8. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Trademarks Act of 22 May 2002 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to March 2004)

    Adoption: 2002-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | EST-2002-L-66398

  9. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Competition Act of 5 June 2001 (consolidation). - English Translation (as amended up to 2005)

    Adoption: 2001-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-01 | EST-2001-L-60527

    Applies for the safeguarding of competition in the interest of free enterprise.

  10. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Industrial Design Protection Act of 18 November 1997. - English translation (as amended up to March 2003)

    Adoption: 1997-11-18 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-11 | EST-1997-L-51263

  11. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Environmental Supervision Act of 12 November 1997. - English translation (as amended up to December 2002)

    Adoption: 1997-11-12 | Date of entry into force: 1997-12-20 | EST-1997-L-52409

    Provides, inter alia, for environmental supervision agencies and environmental protection inspectors, procedure for monitoring natural and legal persons engaged in utilisation of natural resources, operations with natural products and compensation for damage to environment.

  12. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Act of 30 April 1996 to amend acts relating to the land reform. (Text No. 738)

    Adoption: 1996-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-01 | EST-1996-L-45135

    Ratified by Decree No. 719 of 21 May 1996. Amends clauses inter alia related to the size and limitations of land plots, planification, rights of acquisition, giving of land, and compensation system and privatization.

  13. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Act on the protection of consumers' rights (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 1995-02-08 | EST-1995-L-54277

  14. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Patents Act of 16 March 1994 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to March 2004)

    Adoption: 1994-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-23 | EST-1994-L-39430

  15. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Privatisation Act of 17 June 1993 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to November 2001)

    Adoption: 1993-06-17 | EST-1993-L-60521

    Determines the conditions and procedure for privatisation of assets in State ownership and in the ownership of local governments in connection with the termination of the activities of the Estonian Privatisation Agency.

  16. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Act of 9 June 1993 on Principles of Ownership Reform (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 1993-06-09 | EST-1993-L-62502

    Provides for real rights, their content, creation and termination.

  17. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Copyright Act of 11 November 1992 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to May 2006)

    Adoption: 1992-11-11 | EST-1992-L-52714

  18. Estonia - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Principles of Ownership Reform Act of 13 June 1991 (consolidation). - English Translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 1991-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 1991-06-20 | EST-1991-L-50523

    Determines the purpose, content, object and subjects of and the procedure for ownership reform and provides for the return of and the compensation for unlawfully expropriated property, municipalization, privatization and re-nationalization.


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