Simplifying taxpayer identification

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The State Revenue Service of Latvia (SRS) announces that it has made efforts to simplify procedures for foreign tax administrations to verify the legitimacy of taxpayers’ tax claims in Latvia and to prevent double taxation.

The tax administration of any countries that has signed a Tax Agreement with the Republic of Latvia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion can simply check the Certificate of Residence issued to the taxpayer by SRS by clicking on the link to the SRS website and entering the verification code and the taxpayer’s code.

In order to save time, minimise paper usage and bureaucratic burdens, Certificates of Residence are issued electronically to taxpayers registered in Latvia. This should facilitate cooperation between tax administrations and taxpayers and increase tax compliance.