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Working in Finland When looking for any job in Finland you should familiarize yourself with tax, welfare system, employment regulations and basis of Finnish labour law. As a foreigner in Finland you have to follow the same rules as Finnish citizens. Proper knowledge about labour legislation will help you to recognize your work environment. Know your rights and obligations as an employee! Keep in mind! The information presented below is information of general character and should be considered as an introduction to legal aspects of working life in Finland only. In practice, everything depends on terms and provisions of specific collective agreement.

Taxation Tax system in Finland is progressive. It means that tax rate depends on the amount of your salary. For bigger income you pay higher taxes than for smaller income. The withholding tax from your salary goes to municipality and the state. Size of municipal tax depends on the municipality (approximately 17-21%). State tax is progressive. Tax money covers the costs of: - education - social security - social and health services - maintenance - defense forces - public entities If you work in Finland, your wages or salary are normally taxed in Finland. For this, you need a Finnish tax card (an employee’s withholding allowance certificate). To get the card, you must first get a Finnish personal identity code at the Local Register Office. In Tampere, it is the Tax Office of Inland Finland. You can also order your tax card on the Tax Administration’s website. The tax office will calculate your tax rate and issue your tax card in two copies. You have to submit one of those copies to your employer in order to conclude a final agreement. If you do not submit the tax card to the employer, you will pay 60% taxes instead of the percentage stated on the card.

Remember: -You will receive you tax card in every following year of your work; -Each tax card is designated to certain workplace; One job – one tax card system; -You have to keep an eye on your incomes rate per year and tax ceiling. -If you will pay too little tax comparing with the final rate of your income -> you will be charged extra tax by tax administration. -If you will pay too much -> tax administration will refund the surplus. Read more about the tax system in Finland: VERO SKATT – Finnish Tax Administration www.vero.fi/en-US/Individuals

Tax Office of Inland Finland Hatanpään valtatie 36 PL 705, 33101 Tampere Tel. 020 612 000 (exchange) Open Mon-Fri 9 am-4:15 pm (summer 9 am-3 pm)

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WORK IN TAMPERE © Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta Publisher Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Tamko)...

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