Order a new tax card

If you need a new tax card, order it online.

You may need a new tax card (a so-called revised tax card), if your income has changed, or the income ceiling on your tax card should be changed.

If you have lost your tax card, you will receive a new one in its place when you order a card based on updated information. You cannot obtain a tax card using the same details as a valid or lost card.

Order a new tax card online

You will see your new tax rate immediately. You can print the tax card yourself or opt for it to be posted to your home address or your employer, for example. We do not deliver tax card via e-mail.

You will need information on your income and deductions for your tax card

Estimate your total income for the year.

Calculate the income and taxes accrued from the beginning of the year.

Add information on possible deductions.

You will also need this information if you have lost your (original) tax card. Even if your income and deductions have not changed from the original card, you cannot order a tax card without filling in this information.

You can also order a tax card in other ways

Tax percentage calculator

You can use the calculator to assess whether you need to change the tax withholding rate currently given on your tax card.

 Launch Tax Card 2018 demo

Try filling in your tax card with this demo version of Tax Card Online.

Submit the tax card to your employer

Submit the tax card to your employer in good time, two weeks before payday at the latest. If you do not hand the tax card to your employer at all, the employer must withhold 60% tax from your wages. You will receive the overpaid amount back as a tax refund, at the latest. If your employer has requested the withholding information from the Tax Administration electronically, you do not need to provide the employer with a tax card. Your employer will tell you if you need a paper tax card. Amended tax cards should be submitted or presented to the employer in every case. A freelancer tax card does not need to be submitted to the employer – showing the card itself or a copy is sufficient.

Submit the tax card to your employer in good time, two weeks before payday at the latest. If you do not submit the tax card to your employer at all, the employer must withhold 60% tax from your wages.

If your employer has requested the information from us electronically at the beginning of the year, you do not need to provide it with a tax card. The employer will inform you if it needs a paper tax card.

You will receive a new tax card close to New Year

We send all people permanently resident in Finland a new tax card at the turn of the year. The tax card will show your tax rate, i.e. the withholding tax rate on the basis of which your income will be taxed.

New tax cards are valid from the beginning of February. This means that your 2017 tax card will still be valid in January 2018. The income ceiling of the tax card is reset at the beginning of the year and the calculation of income begins again.

The tax card sent to your home can be used as such in many cases, and does not need to be revised. However, check the income and deductions on which the tax rate is based.

If you order a new tax card at the turn of the year, it will automatically replace the tax card sent to your home.

Submit the tax card to your employer in good time, two weeks before payday at the latest. If you do not hand the tax card to your employer at all, the employer must withhold 60% tax from your wages. You will receive the overpaid amount back as a tax refund, at the latest. If your employer has requested the withholding information from the Tax Administration electronically, you do not need to provide the employer with a tax card. Your employer will tell you if you need a paper tax card. Amended tax cards should be submitted or presented to the employer in every case. A freelancer tax card does not need to be submitted to the employer – showing the card itself or a copy is sufficient.

FAQ about tax cards

You can choose whether you want a tax card based on pay periods or an annual income ceiling.

The tax card based on pay periods is the so-called traditional tax card. This alternative is suitable for you if your pay does not vary during the year. A pay-period tax card has income ceilings

  • per month
  • per fortnight
  • per week
  • per day.

On the other hand, the single annual income ceiling tax card is suitable for you if your pay varies, or accrues on an irregular basis, during the year.

You can print out your valid tax card by filling in the required information again. You cannot re-order or print out a tax card based on previous information.

Parents can order tax cards for their underage children by phone on 029 497 000.

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