How to file tax credit for household expenses in MyTax

  1. Select “Tax returns and tax information” under Activities on the MyTax home page.

  2. Select year 2018.

  3. Click on “Tax credit for household expenses”.

  4. If you also want to request a new tax card where the credit for household expenses has already been considered in the tax rate, select “Request a new tax card”. (See the instructions: Ordering a tax card in MyTax)

    If you do not want to request a new tax card, select "Report deduction only”.

    When you only report the credit, the details you file will automatically show in your next request for a tax card or prepayments and in the pre-completed tax return. The deduction will be taken into account in the tax rate of the next tax card or afterwards in the final tax assessment (in the amount of tax refund or back taxes).

  5. You can file the household expenses by clicking “Add a new expense”.

  6. Next, select whether you have bought the work from a company or hired an employee.

  7. a) If the work was done by a company, enter the following details:

    • whether or not the work was done in Finland
    • the company’s Business ID and name
    • details on the work (for example household work, caregiving services, home maintenance)
    • place where the work was done (for example dwelling used by you or your parents)
    • detailed description of the work that was done (for example weekly cleaning, child care, kitchen renovation)
    • contract date (date when you and the company made the contract on the work) first payment date (date when trade income was paid).
    • (If you have paid trade income multiple times to the same company, also enter the last payment date.)
    • amount paid in euros, including VAT
    • work’s share of the amount paid, including VAT

    b) If you have hired an employee, enter the following details:

    • employee’s personal ID and name
    • details on the work (for example household work, caregiving services, home maintenance)
    • place where the work was done (for example dwelling used by you or your parents)
    • detailed description of the work that was done (for example weekly cleaning, child care, kitchen renovation)
    • contract date (date when you and the company made the contract on the work) first payment date (date when trade income was paid).
    • gross amount of the employee’s pay, including fringe benefits
    • total indirect wage expenses:
      • employer’s health insurance contributions
      • employer's share of mandatory pension insurance contribution
      • employer's share of unemployment insurance contribution
      • accident insurance contribution
      • group life insurance contribution.
  8. If you have shared the expenses with another person, such as your spouse, select “Yes”.

  9. Finally, give your assurance that you have not received any of the mentioned financial support for the work.

  10. Once the details are correct, click “OK”.

  11. Check the details before submitting them.