Benefits and the withholding percentages used by Kela

Kela will receive your tax card information directly from the Tax Administration.

If you do not apply for a new tax card and submit it to Kela after you begin receiving benefits, Kela will deduct tax from the benefits in accordance with a formula-based rate.

Kela uses the following withholding rates:

Kela uses the following withholding rates
  • sickness allowance
  • maternity allowance
  • paternity allowance
  • parental allowance
  • rehabilitation allowance and rehabilitation assistance
  • compensation for loss of earnings
  • start-up grant
  • at least 25 %
  • unemployment allowance
  • labour market subsidy
  • 20 %

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