Which bank account is the refund paid into?

Your tax refund is paid into the bank account that you have given us. Check the account number in MyTax or on your pre-completed tax return or tax decision.

If you have not given your bank account number to the Tax Administration, or if your account number has changed, log in to MyTax to submit a valid bank account number. Alternatively, you can use a paper form. If you submit the account number in MyTax, it is updated in our data system immediately. MyTax also allows you to submit the bank account number of your underage child.

See the guidance: How to submit a bank account number in MyTax

Please note: the Tax Administration's data system has only one bank account number per taxpayer. You cannot submit an account number by telephone. Read more: Change of bank account number.

When is the deadline to submit the account number?

Submit your bank account number to us as soon as you can. This ensures that you receive your tax refund into your bank account on the refund date. The date when the Tax Administration pays out refunds is provided in your tax decision and in MyTax. When you submit the account number in MyTax, you do not have to wait for the refund. If you submit it on a paper form, there may be delays while your form is being processed.

Deadlines for submitting your bank account number.
Date when refunds are paid out, stated on the tax decision Deadline to submit bank account number in MyTax Deadline to submit bank account number on paper
5 July 2021 28 June 2021 17 May 2021
3 Aug 2021 27 July 2021 17 May 2021
3 Sept 2021 29 Aug 2021 30 July 2021
4 Oct 2021 27 Sept 2021 30 Aug 2021
3 Nov 2021 27 Oct 2021 30 Sept 2021
3 Dec 2021 28 Nov 2021 29 Oct 2021

How do I get my refund if I have not given my account number on time or at all, or if my bank account has been closed?

If you have not given us your bank account number or if your bank account has been closed, we will pay the refund as a money order via Nordea. Refunds under €15 are paid as money orders only if the recipient has requested this.

Nordea will send you a letter with the money order, using your address in the Tax Administration’s records. You cannot receive the money order unless the address is in Finland. After you have received the letter, you can cash the refund at a branch office of Nordea that offers cash withdrawal and deposit services. You must do so in 28 days. For more instructions, see the letter from Nordea. We recommend that you bring the letter with you when you visit the bank’s branch office to cash the refund.

If you have not cashed the money order in 28 days, the bank sends your refund back to the Tax Administration. You will then receive a letter asking you to inform the Tax Administration of your bank account number. When you have submitted your account number in MyTax, we can pay the refund to your bank, and you can get it in one week.