LTIS is a web-based information system, which combines data that are needed for tax calculation from different state databases (population register, address data system, land cadastre, land register, business register, etc.), and into which local government officials enter data that are missing in state registers.
LTIS was created under the initiative of the Ministry of Finance as a tool to support local governments in tax administration.
Starting from 2017, after verification of data collected from different databases and entry of missing data, local governments use LTIS for sending data to the Tax and Customs Board by the 1st of February of the taxable year. Based on these data the Tax and Customs Board calculates the land tax to be paid and issues a tax notice.
LTIS is a large information environment project, which first and foremost is meant for reducing the administrative load of local governments, and which involves also representatives from the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Association of Estonian Rural Municipalities, the Association of Estonian Cities, etc.
In 2012 a public procurement of LTIS was announced and the public contract was awarded to the company AS Datel.
LTIS is to be used only by local governments. In order to be able to retrieve required data from the system, local governments have assigned their LTIS administrators. Only the administrator can use the local government resources in the information system, and add and manage other local government users.
N.B. Land owners can obtain information on the data of their taxable land as well as the tax rate from the local government. Information concerning tax payments is available from the Tax and Customs Board ».