Tax card

After you have delivered your tax card to the employer in the beginning of your employment, you only have to present new tax card to the employer in the following cases:

  • you have arrived in Finland in the middle of a previous tax year and your annual income for your first tax card has been calculated for a period of less than 12 months
  • there has been other changes in your income or deductions creating a change in your tax percentage
  • a contract extension has taken place in December or January

If there are no changes and your employment is continuing without contract extensions, the employer will receive your annual withholding information (tax percentage) directly from the tax office. This will take place in the beginning of each new tax year (January). 

The tax office will still send paper copies of the tax cards valid from 1 February onwards to all employees, but in case of no changes the direct online transfer of withholding information will replace them and you do not need to present the tax card to the employer any more.

If however there have been changes in your income or other circumstances affecting taxation, you should apply for a revised tax card online or by visiting the tax office, and present that to the employer. Also, if you wish to have withholding scheme B applied to your taxation in that particular tax year, inform your secretary who will send the information to Certia. The employer will automatically use withholding scheme A as a default value for taxation if nothing else has been informed.

If you are unsure of whether your information will be directly transferred in January, please contact International Staff Services for assistance. In any case, a new tax card for each tax year will be sent to you automatically by the tax authorities.

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Income tax return

Remember to file an annual income tax return. The pre-filled income tax returns will be sent to all tax residents in Finland in March or April each year and the last date to file them is normally in May. Since the tax return has been already pre-filled by the tax office, the only thing you need to do is to check the information and add deductions, if applicable.

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