Individual - Other taxes

Last reviewed - 01 July 2024

National social insurance contributions (NSIC)

As of 1 July 2021, a minimum NSIC object of a minimum wage (EUR 700 for FY 2024) has been introduced. In case an individual earns less from all NSIC taxable income sources, the employer is responsible for making the contributions on employees’ behalf.

Individuals employed by multiple employers or individuals who are both self-employed and employees must sum their total income to determine whether the income is within the minimum amount.

Since January 2014, income attracting NSIC has been capped. For FY 2024, the cap is EUR 78,100.

The contribution rates are summarised in this table:

Employment 2024 (%)
Employment with company registered in Latvia/EU/EEA (split rate):
Employer 23.59
Employee 10.50
Employment with company registered in Latvia/EU/EEA (employee eligible for retirement) (split rate):
Employer 20.77
Employee 9.25
Foreign national employed by foreign non-resident employer (full rate payable by either employer or employee): 31.83
Self-employed 31.07
Self-employed (eligible for retirement) 29.36

NSIC should be reported and paid quarterly in the case of self-employed persons, whereas monthly contributions are required to be withheld, reported, and paid by Latvian employers.

A 10% NSIC should be contributed by self-employed individuals and payers of royalties, as follows:

  • Self-employed can contribute only 10% NSIC of their actual monthly income if it does not meet the minimum NSIC threshold (less than three minimum monthly wages of EUR 700 in 2024 per quarter) provided they submit a certain application on projected income for the next quarter.
  • The self-employed should contribute an additional 10% NSIC on the difference between their actual monthly income and NSIC income (i.e. the excess) on the quarterly basis, if the contributions are calculated of whole monthly income (as per previous point).
  • A 10% NSIC is payable in addition by a payer of royalty to Latvian-resident individuals (living in Latvia).

Solidarity tax (ST)

ST has been in place since 1 January 2016. ST is applicable on income that exceeds the maximum income attracting NSIC, i.e. EUR 78,100 a year in 2024, and during the year is payable at the same rate as NSIC: 23.59% for employer and 10.5% for employee. However, the effective ST rate is 25%. Thus, for the contributions made e.g. in 2024, the employer will receive ST refund by September 2025.

The ST paid will be split as follows:
  • 1 percentage point to finance healthcare services, with 0.5 points coming from the employee’s part of ST and 0.5 points from the employer’s part of ST
  • 10 percentage points goes to PIT, and
  • the rest goes into the special budget for state pensions (impersonalised).

The ST Act does not provide for a different split if a person’s NSIC rate is lower than the standard rate. So the fixed percentage points apply to all ST payers regardless of their NSIC status and rates used.

The ST payer is also required under the PIT Act to file their annual tax return between 1 April and 1 July of the following year in order to recalculate ST and PIT.

Consumptions taxes

Value-added tax (VAT)

The standard VAT rate on supplies of goods and services is 21%. See the Other taxes section in the Corporate tax summary for more information.

Net wealth/worth taxes

There are no net wealth/worth taxes in Latvia.

Gift taxes

Gifts in any form from individuals are subject to the progressive PIT rate after applying an annual exemption of EUR 1,425 to the value of the gift. Small gifts of up to EUR 15 (including VAT) from the employer are exempt from PIT. Gifts between spouses and relatives up to the third degree are fully exempt. Starting from 1 July 2024, the exemption also applies to gifts between persons who have registered a civil partnership.

Light corporate vehicle tax (LCVT)

If LCVT is paid by the employer, no taxable car benefit arises for employees. See the Other taxes section in the Corporate tax summary for more information on the LCVT.