Workers’ smart card obligation causes confusion for construction companies

From October 1, only workers with a special smart card will be allowed access to major construction sites. Employers will also be required to provide details of these workers to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (MTA) in order to help better detect potential tax fraud, including the payment of “envelope wages.” Construction companies are unhappy with the new obligations, with the law set to come into force before the smart cards are ready for use.

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