Information and material on taxation
Tax revenue is the public sector’s most significant source of income
Decisions concerning Finnish taxation are made by the Finnish Parliament and European Union. Tax legislation is drafted by the Ministry of Finance and enacted by Parliament.
The Tax Administration collects approximately 95 % of all taxes and tax-like payments in Finland. In addition to the Tax Administration, taxes and tax-like payments are also collected by Finnish Customs and the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi).
Information on taxation in Finland in plain English
The presentation in plain English is intended for a number of target audiences including immigrants and people who prefer a simpler, clarified style due to reading difficulties. The presentation includes a glossary of key terms used when taxes are discussed such as 'pre-completed tax return' and 'tax card'.
- Presentation in English: Taxes in Finland (ppt)
- Presentation in English: Taxes in Finland (slideshare)
Information on taxation for persons arriving in Finland
- Collected tax information for non-Finnish residents
- Taxation of workers moving to Finland (InToFinland.fi)
Information on fraudulent messages
The Tax Administration never sends taxpayers messages asking for credit card or bank information.