Report on construction work – households

A report on construction work must be submitted for all work that requires a building permit. There is no minimum euro threshold for reporting. Report even minor work if it requires a building permit.

Changes to reporting

The reporting of construction work will change in November. Read more

Service break 1–8 November 2019 – take care of your tax matters in advance

MyTax will be unavailable between 1 November and 9 am on 8 November 2019. In addition, our tax offices and telephone services will be unable to process your tax matters during 4–6 November. Read more about how the service break affects services.

Do this:


Find out if a building permit is needed for the work

A report on construction work must be submitted for all work that requires a building permit. Work subject to action permits or demolition permits does not need to be reported. For more information on work that requires a building permit, contact your municipality.


Submit a report on construction work

Save all contracts and invoices you have paid. You need them for submitting your report.

Submit the report at least two weeks earlier, so that you will receive a certificate of the information you have filed in time for the move-in inspection or final inspection.

The move-in inspection can also be called a commissioning inspection.

Please note: For the move-in inspection you need to submit all information on invoices you have paid up until that moment. For the final inspection you need report the information that you did not yet submit for the move-in inspection.

If you are in the role of the customer together with someone else – your spouse, for example – it is sufficient to file just one report.

Submit a report

How to file

You can save the form as unfinished and continue working on it later. You can access saved and submitted forms in My e-Services ( The details are stored in the service for 12 months.

You can also submit the report on a printed paper form.


Show the certificate to the building inspector

When you have reported your information we will send you a certificate by post. Show the certificate to the building inspector during the move-in and final inspections.

The certificate is valid for three months. You can use a valid certficate for many inspections, if there is no new information to be reported in between them.

Check the instructions to see if renovation means that you qualify for tax credit  for domestic expenses

More information on real estate tax

Frequently Asked Questions

If you did all construction work yourself as self-building or voluntary work, please file a report on construction work. 

In the construction work report, please give

  • the details of the construction object
  • a statement that no compensations have been paid out.

The names of voluntary workers do not need to be given.

If you have paid one or more workers trade income or wages, report the payments in the contractor and/or employee details of the construction work report. In this case, you do not report the share of your own work or voluntary work.

It depends on the contract. Something that has been agreed upon verbally is also considered a contract.

If the same contract has agreements on both work and goods, please report both. An example of such a situation is a contract to buy a set of new windows including installation.

If, for example, you have made a contract with a carpenter on only the work, please report this work.  Later, there may be a need to have goods delivered to the construction site and you buy them through the same carpenter. In this case, there are two separate contracts and you should not report the goods even if they are invoiced by an entrepreneur.


Yes. All work that requires a building permit must be reported. This includes design and planning.

If the yard work requires a building permit, you must include it in the construction work report just like other work.

If yard work is done after the move-in inspection, you must report the information that you did not file for this inspection before the final inspection takes place.

The Tax Administration gathers information on contracts and employees for the purpose of combating the shadow economy. Read more about the combat against shadow economy.