Taxes in Finland
There are a few different ways to be paid in Finland.
- Send your own invoice. Website like Ukko ask a small fee, but make all the tax calculations for you.
- Send in your Finnish Tax Card. It can be paid in two ways:
- Wage Income (PALKKA)
- If you do more continuous work for one institution. It’s organised with a work contract and your tax card. The employer pays fees and taxes. Everything is automatically calculated in your tax proposal from the incomes register.
- Trade Income (TYÖKORVAUS)
- For one-time fees where you, the artist, handle your own taxes. It’s a different tax card. The payer pays only income tax, no other fees. Check the rules from www.vero.fi
- If you are VAT registered, VAT comes on top (Currently, there is a 15,000€ cap to yearly income here before you have to start paying 24% VAT tax.)
For a further explanation, see the No Niin Article
Notary Public Services
This service handles the notarization of signatures and copies of certificates and authentications of resumes, among other things. The services can also confirm a person’s rights to act on behalf of a company or public authority. https://dvv.fi/en/services-of-notary-public
Suomi.fi Web Service
Helps citizens and entrepreneurs in different situations. In Suomi.fi, the information, instructions and services you need to take care of matters have been compiled in one address. After identification into Suomi.fi, you can communicate with different organisations, grant and request mandates and check the data registered on you. https://www.suomi.fi/frontpage
- Finnish Cultural Foundation – Grants in January, March, August, and October
- Frame – Grants all year round
- Alfred Kordelinin säätiö – Cultural grants—once a year in August.
- The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
- Kone Foundation
- Nordic Culture Point
- Nordic Culture Fund
- Finnish Art Society – Young Artist Grant
- The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland
- Paulo Foundation
To Be Continued…
SHAPE map is a website resource for Helsinki’s contemporary art landscape, a mapping of art spaces and public events across the city. SHAPE is a useful tool for local residents and visitors to navigate the diversity of Helsinki art scenes and to find out what’s happening, where and when. SHAPE highlights current public events, spaces, times and locations. Users and visitors can browse upcoming activities as well as find out more about their initiating organisations. SHAPE is organized around eight main categorizes of activity: Events, Exhibitions, Festivals, Initiatives, Museums, Publications, Supports, and Workspaces:
- “Making a living as a visual artist” on the Artists’ Association of Finland website
The Making a living as a visual artist page provides visual artists with practical information, guidance and support on working as an artist in Finland. It contains information about various topics, such as social security for visual artists, taxation, contracts, organising work and selling artworks.
- Theatre Info Finland TINFO
As an expert in the performing arts, TINFO produces theatre statistics, conducts reports, and processes and analyses data. Our mentoring helps theatre professionals increase their international mobility and find partners. TINFO’s activities increase awareness of Finnish plays and performing arts.