You maybe heard that you can receive part of your taxes that you have paid while working in Lithuania. What is the magic behind this?
Simply said, every employee, who works legally on contract, pays income tax. Even you, while you worked in Lithuania, have some part of your income paid to the Lithuanian Tax Office by your employer. In Lithuania, the flat tax rate is 20 % for both residents and foreigners working there.
Your employer deducted some money from your income every month - we call it a tax “advance”. Talking about “advance” means that it is finally & precisely calculated at the end of the year. If your total tax payment is higher than the actual tax level, you will receive back the overpayment. It is very likely, that as a foreigner working abroad, you will be able to receive part (and sometimes the entire amount) of your tax back. By filing your tax return, you are actually asking the tax office to pay this money back to you.
Firstly, you should have your earning document called “PAŽYMA” from your employer. It is a summary report of your annual earnings and tax withheld and your employer should send it to you by the end of January each year. If you cannot find it, our tax department will help you to obtain a copy of it and then calculate your tax. It is a legal procedure and it does not affect your future pension at all, as you might have heard.
Our clients who typically worked in Lithuania even for a few months, get on average 715 Eur. This, of course, depends on your monthly income and the number of months you have worked in the country. We will pre-calculate your taxes for free, so that you will know how much your refund can be, before we file your tax return.
It's easier than you think:
The deadline for filing your tax return is May 1st. More importantly, it is possible to file your tax return 5 years backward, so in case you have any tax overpayment from the previous year, you can get it back as well and there is no late filing penalty. However, there is a late filing interest of 0.03 % per day if you have a debt and pay it after the deadline.
We understand that you might worry about paying money in advance. Therefore, we prepared our service in a way, where you don't have to pay anything upfront, like you would be doing, if you hire an accountant to prepare your tax return. We will deduct this fee from the tax refund - only after your money is received. No risk to lose money or be afraid of a fraud!