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Incentives for investors

Rezekne Special Economic Zone (RSEZ) – one of the most significant junctions of international transport arteries and railway lines in Latvia; it is related to all major resources of raw materials and markets in Russia, Belarus and other CIS countries. RSEZ was founded in 1997 to promote trade, develop industry and transportation, as well as export and import of goods through Latvia by attracting investments for development of manufacturing and infrastructure and creation of new work places. Companies registered in RSEZ can get both direct tax reductions (real estate tax, enterprise income tax) and indirect tax allowances by establishing free zones in the territory of RSEZ as well as by making investments.

Total area of RSEZ: 1155 ha (including approximately 995 ha of greenfield and more than 160 ha of brownfield land). Interactive RSEZ real estate map: map.rezekne.lv.

Investors can facilitate dynamic growth in their companies by taking advantage of different types of tax relief and investment incentives applicable in RSEZ:

  • 80% relief on the corporate income tax
  • 80–100% relief on the applicable real estate tax

Tax subject to exemption or relief

Tax rate in Latvia

Tax rate for companies having RSEZ status

Real estate tax

1.5%

0–0.3%

Corporate income tax

15%

3%

A possibility of creating free customs zones in the territory of RSEZ – the rate of 0% on the value added tax is applied to goods export and the supply of goods that are imported into the territory of the European Union from third countries.

Conditions for granting a RSEZ Company status

  • Legal address of a company should be in the territory of the RSEZ
  • Business activities should be organised in the territory of the RSEZ
  • Company owns or rents real estate in the territory of the RSEZ

Administrative services offered by the RSEZ Authority to help investors

  • Consultations on company registration
  • Consultations on granting a RSEZ Company status
  • Consultations on the available EU Structural Funds and other financial sources
  • Consultations on the Commercial Law in Latvia, etc.

Contact information:

Rezekne Special Economic Zone Authority

Atbrīvošanas aleja 93

Rēzekne, LV 4601, Latvia

Telephone: (+371) 6 462 5941, (+371) 2 863 3550

Fax: (+371) 6 462 5941

E-mail: info@rsez.lv

www.rsez.lv

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