How to order a tax card for pay and benefits in MyTax

  1. Select Tax cards and prepayments under “Activities” on the MyTax home page.

  2. Next, select Request a new tax card.

  3. In the first stage, you will see your own details. If the details are correct, proceed to stage 2 “Pre-completed income and deductions”.

  4. Check your income and make the necessary changes.

    For example, if your estimate of the amount of pay you receive has changed, select one of these options:

    • I am submitting an estimate of the entire year’s pay.
    • I am submitting an estimate of the pay for the remaining year.

    Remember to report the pay you have received since the start of the year, and the tax that has been withheld on it. Please note that benefit income does not count towards the income ceiling for your pay.

    If you have previously reported a benefit for your tax card, you will also see these details in this stage.

    Once everything is correct, move on to stage 3 “Other income”.

  5. In this stage, add a new benefit or make changes to the benefits.

    Note: If the benefit is paid by the Employment Fund, first select Other Finnish payor in the section “Payor of benefit” and then select Other Finnish payor from the drop-down menu in the “Payor” section. Write “Employment Fund” in the “Payor's name” field.

    Once everything is correct, move on to stage 4 “Other deductions”.

  6. Report your deductions and tax credit here.

    Once everything is correct, proceed to stage 5 “Delivery method”.

  7. Select the date when you want the tax card to become valid and the delivery method.

    You can choose to receive the tax card only in MyTax or, if you wish, it can also be sent by mail to your home address. Kela will receive the tax card details directly from the Tax Administration. If you receive benefits from a payor other than Kela, check how you should send the tax card to your payor.

    MyTax calculates separate tax cards for pay and for benefits. Both tax cards will have the same tax rate.

  8. Check the details before submitting them.

    If needed, you can still make corrections. You can return to earlier stages by clicking Previous.

    If you wish to continue filling in the details later, select Save as unfinished. The Tax Administration will not process the tax return before you have submitted it.

  9. Once the details are correct, click “Submit”.

    The new tax card will be delivered to the recipient of your choice. The tax card details are always displayed in MyTax, in the section “Tax cards and prepayments”.

If your benefit stops during the year and you only receive pay, order a new tax card. This will ensure that you have the correct tax rate for your pay.

You can also order a tax card in other ways:

Information on tax cards and tax rates for benefits