Employer of Record Finland

Payroll & Tax in Finland

A beginners guide to understanding payroll and tax in Finland

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Our fully-compliant payroll service in Finland ensures your employees are paid on time, every time

Whatever the territory or region, you need to attract and retain the best talent. But different countries and different cultures mean different employee expectations. Finland is no exception.

Payroll is key for any business; paying the correct salary to your business’s employees is vital. Using Agility EOR means that your employees in Finland are paid on time, every time.

Agility EOR offers the following payroll services in Finland:

what to expect

How does Payroll in Finland work?

Pay your staff once a month

Wages in Finland are typically paid at the end of the month, following a monthly payroll cycle. While not required by law, it is common practise in Finland to pay employees a 13th month's salary.

Discretionary bonuses

Bonuses are generally defined as discretionary, and therefore not required to be placed in the contract of employment.

National minimum wage

There is no government mandated minimum wage. Instead, most workers in Finland are covered by collective bargaining, which requires their employers to pay whatever rate is agreed upon.

Our approach

It is common in Finland to pay employees once per month, and Agility EOR make the payment on the last working day of every month. You can also agree whether overtime should be paid (this is not a requirement so long as they receive the national minimum wage rate) or given as time off in lieu.

Tax in Finland

Local and international companies in Finland are required by law to pay varying amounts into the Finnish social insurance system on their employees’ behalf. The Central Tax Administration receives the health insurance deductions, and the Employment Fund and insurance companies receive the rest of the contributions. 

Finland employers’ costs include:

  • 16.95% – Pension insurance 
  • 1.53% – Health insurance 
  • 0.05% – Unemployment insurance (pay over €2,169,000 will incur a 1.9% rate)
  • Accident insurance premium – varies depending on sector 
  • Life insurance premium if covered in a collective bargaining agreement

Finland employers’ costs include:

  • 7.15% – Pension insurance (8.65% if the employee is over 53)
  • 0.68% – Health insurance (1.86% for salaries above €14,766) 
  • 1.4% – Unemployment insurance 

Personal Income Tax Brackets in Finland are:

  • 0% – Up to €18,600
  • 6% – 18,600 – 27,900 
  • 17.25% – 27,900 – 45,900 
  • 21.25% – 45,490 – 80,500 
  • 31.25% – Over 80,500
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We provide a fully-managed EOR Service in Finland, including HR, Payroll and Legal Compliance support

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!