Individual Tax Numbers
All individuals who work on construction sites must have individual Tax numbers. You can get yours at a tax office. If you already have one, you should have it entered in the public register of Tax Numbers.
Everyone doing work on construction sites must wear name tags with photos, and as of 1 March 2013, also their individual Tax numbers that have been entered in the public register.
Tax Numbers from the Tax Administration
Finnish individuals who work on construction sites
Individual Tax Numbers have already been distributed to Finns in connection with the deliveries of the 2012 tax cards (In Finnish: verokortti; in Swedish: skattekort). Self-employed individuals must apply for the Tax Number at the local tax office. If you have no Tax Number or if you have lost your tax card or other documentation where your Tax Number has been printed, you can visit any tax office to enquire your Tax Number.
You have to separately request for registration in the public register of Tax Numbers. Requests may be made by you or your employer. First then you are allowed to work on the construction site.
Foreign individuals who work on construction sites
Get your Finnish personal identity code and Tax Number from the tax office. Please fill in the form Registration information on a foreigner staying in Finland temporarily (6150e) before you visit the tax office.
If you are a citizen of an EU/ETA member state, please have the following documents with you when you visit the tax office:
- A valid passport, or an identity card valid in the Schengen zone, featuring a photo that enables easy identification.
- If three months have elapsed since you arrived in Finland, you must also have a document from the Finnish Police showing proof that you have been registered as staying in Finland. For more information, visit the Police website: www.poliisi.fi.
- Your employment contract or other document of your main terms of employment while working in Finland.
If you are a citizen of a non-EU or non-EEA country, please have the following documents with you when you visit the tax office:
- A valid passport, featuring a photo that enables easy identification.
- A valid residence permit of an employed person.
- An employment contract or other document of your main terms of employment while working in Finland.
In the construction industry, the citizens of non-EU and non-EEA countries can work in Finland without residence permits if they work in a temporary subcontract assignment which they perform as permanent employees of a company domiciled in another country of the EU/EEA and if they have valid residence permits and work permits in the other EU/EEA country concerned. These permits must continue to be in force even after the date when the assignment in Finland is completed. Work without a residence permit is allowed for a maximum of three months in the course of a six-month period.
As of 1 March 2013 the Tax Administration is authorised to issue Finnish personal identity codes to citizens of other countries regardless of the length of their stay.
When you plan to stay indefinitely
If you are going to remain in Finland for a longer time than just one year, the Local Register Office (maistraatti; magistraten) will examine your case and issue an official decision of whether an entry must be made in the Population Register System in order to confirm the Finnish district where you live as your domicile.
(For more information, click www.maistraatti.fi)
Employers can officially request the Tax Administration to list their workers' Tax Numbers
Employers can send their workers’ Finnish identity codes to the Tax Administration. The Tax Administration will send the employer their workers' Tax Numbers. The employer can also request the Tax Administration to enter the workers in the public TN register for the construction industry.
Individual Tax Number information in Estonian, Polish and Russian: