Making payments

How and where to pay the taxes?

Some taxes are invoiced by the Tax Administration: The amount, the due date and instructions for payment are shown on a demand note (=verotuspäätös; beskattningsbeslut). Other taxes are self-assessed: you must pay them on your own initiative i.e. you must calculate their amounts and check the due dates yourself.

The Tax Administration's bank accounts are in Nordea Bank, Danske Bank and OP. Tax demand notes are enclosed with bank transfer forms with all the necessary bank details of the Tax Administration printed on them. Self-assessed taxes are paid to separate bank accounts.

When you pay taxes it is important that you enter the correct bank account number and reference number. Reference numbers help us reconcile incoming payments with the right taxpayer.

You are treated as having paid your tax on time if you pay it (at the latest) on the due date printed on the bank form we sent.  Due dates for self-assessed taxes are set by tax laws. If the due date is a Saturday, Sunday or other public holiday, you can pay the tax on the next business day without consequences. Payments are treated as having arrived to us on the day when the payment is debited from the bank, or when the bank acknowledges receipt.

You can also pay at some Danske Bank branch offices without being charged service fees. If you do so, you must have a bank form issued by the Tax Administration with you, or specific details similar to those printed on such a form, including name of taxpayer, name of beneficiary etc. List of branch offices of Danske Bank accepting payments.

On the Åland Islands, the State Office accepts cash payments of taxes.

Page last updated 5/10/2017

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