Tax Administration units

Organization of the Finnish Tax Administration 1st January 2019

Units dealing with taxation

The Individual Taxation Unit is responsible for the tax assessments of individuals, business owners and self-employed people. The unit includes 9 regional tax offices.

The Corporate Taxation Unit is responsible for the service and guidance offered to limited liability companies and other corporate entities, and for collecting their taxpayer registration details, assessing their taxes and carrying out tax control. It is also responsible for the tax auditing of all corporate taxpayers, including all forms of incorporation. The unit is comprised of five regional Corporate Tax Offices and the Large Taxpayers' Office.

The Tax Collection Unit carries out tasks relating to payment, collection, recovery and remittance of taxes. The unit contains the Payment and Collection Unit, which handles operative tasks, and the Steering and Development Unit.

Taxpayer Services Unit is responsible for customer service and its development in all channels (visiting, phone, digital) as well as leading the customer experience in tax counselling.

There are two autonomous bodies within the Tax Administration: the Central Tax Board which issues advance rulings; and the Board of Adjustment which processes appeals against tax decisions.

Other units

The Tax Administration has two internal service units: the Development and IT Services Unit which handles development and ICT tasks; and the Administrative Unit which manages HR, financial and general administration tasks. 

The Executive and Legal Unit carries out top management tasks as well as prepares official decisions issued by the Director-General.

The Communications Unit is responsible for the communication on the level of the Tax Administration as a group, online services and language services.

The Internal Auditing Unit assesses the sufficiency of the internal control within the Tax Administration by auditing all its functions.

The Security and Risk Management Unit is responsible for security matters and risk management at the Tax Administration.

The Grey Economy Information Unit produces information on phenomena relating to the grey economy and prepares reports to other authorities concerning companies and other organizations.

The Tax Recipients’ Legal Services Unit is independent of the Tax Administration and oversees the rights of tax recipients in taxation matters and tax appeals.