Taxation in Finland consists of state, municipal and possible church taxes. The tax revenue is used to pay for services including healthcare, education and care for children and elderly people.

As a rule, all employees in Finland must pay income tax. The employer is responsible for withholding the income tax from the employee’s salary. Therefore, you must obtain a tax card (verokortti) from the Tax Office (verotoimisto) in the beginning of your employment. If you work without a tax card, you will be taxed 60% of your salary.

The most important factor affecting your taxation is the duration of your stay in Finland, namely whether will you stay here for less or longer than six months.

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