How to file credit due to maintenance obligation in MyTax

  1. Select Tax returns and tax information under Activities.

  2. Select the year 2019.

  3. Select Pre-completed tax return.

  4. Select Correct.

  5. On the first page, you will see your own details. Go to the section Pre-completed income and deductions.

  6. Check that your pre-completed income and deductions are correct. If you have filed a credit due to maintenance obligation for your tax card or tax return previously, you can see it here. In this stage, you can correct details or file a new credit due to maintenance obligation.

    If you have no credit due to maintenance obligation in the section Pre-completed income and deductions, proceed to Other deductions.

  7. Select Yes for Credit due to maintenance obligation.

    a) If there is a child or children for whom you make maintenance payments in the Tax Administration records, you will see the information on the page. Click on the child’s name and enter the amount of maintenance payments for the entire year.

    b) If a child’s details are not in the Tax Administration records, click on Add new child.

    Enter:

    • the child’s name
    • their personal ID (If the child does not have a Finnish personal ID, enter the date of birth.)
    • the amount of maintenance payments during the entire year.

    If you are claiming credit for the first time or for a new child, attach a copy of the agreement or court decision whereby the maintenance obligation has been confirmed.

    If the maintenance obligation for the child has ended, select Yes and enter the end date.

    If the maintenance obligation still applies, click OK. Proceed to Preview and send.

  8. Recheck the details.

    If you want to continue later, click Save as unfinished.

    If everything is correct, click Submit.

  1. Select Tax returns and tax information under Activities.

  2. Select the year 2020. Then click on Credit due to maintenance obligation.

  3. If you also want to request a new tax card where the credit due to maintenance obligation 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 deduction, 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 credit 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).

    1. If there is a child or children for whom you make maintenance payments in the Tax Administration records, you will see the information on the page. Enter the amount of maintenance payments during the entire year.
    2. If a child’s details are not in the Tax Administration records, click on Add new child.
  4. Enter:

    • the child’s personal ID (If the child does not have a Finnish personal ID, enter the date of birth.)
    • the child’s name

    If the maintenance obligation for the child has ended, select Yes and enter the end date.

  5. Enter the amount of maintenance payments during the entire year.

    If you are claiming credit for the first time or for a new child, attach a copy of the agreement or court decision whereby the maintenance obligation has been confirmed.

    If everything is correct, click Submit.