Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 August 2008
Employment effect (start)
28 August 2008
Foreseen end date
1 December 2008


The Estonian Tax and Customs Board deals with ensuring receipt of state budget revenue from state taxes and customs duties, protection of the society and legal economic activities, implementation of the tax and customs arrangements based on the national tax and customs policy, also ensuring compliance with tax legislation, customs regulations and other legal acts, dealing with the issue of operating permits for gambling and for organisers of lotteries, supervision of legality of gambling operations and of the activities of organisers of lotteries as a gambling supervisory inspectorate on the basis of and pursuant to the extent prescribed by law, and providing service to persons by fulfilment of their tax liabilities and at performing customs formalities.

Due to economic fall in Estonia in 2008 and the resulting restrictions in the 2009 state budget, about 200 workers, mainly middle managers, will be dismissed, in order to cut organizational costs of the Tax and Customs Board. 150 vacancies will also be cut.



Eurofound (2008), Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Internal restructuring in Estonia, factsheet number 66999, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66999.