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Finland Payroll Guide

Hire employees in Finland.


Euro (EUR)



Official language(s)

Finnish, Swedish

Finland Facts





Offical language(s)

Finnish, Swedish


Euro (EUR)

Date format


Fiscal year

1 January - 31 December

Hiring in Finland

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in Finland, whether you’re looking for services in Helsinki, Tampere or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In Finland, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • Unemployment Fund
  • Employment Pension Insurance
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in Finland?

In Finland there is no statutory minimum wage however, most employees are covered by collective agreements specifying minimum pay rates. The payroll frequency is monthly and typically paid on the last day of the month. There is no specific provision for the 13th-month salary in Finland however if it is agreed this is usually paid out in December.

Employers are required to make quarterly payments of unemployment insurance to the Employment Fund.

What are the regulations around leave?

Employees earn two vacation days per month or 2.5 days per month for continuous employment of up to one year of employment; after that the entitlement is four weeks’ leave per year. Upon completing 15 years of service, the annual leave entitlement increases to 3 days per month.

What about dismissing an employee?

The termination process varies according to how the employment agreement and collective agreement are in place and is based on the type of contract and reason for termination.

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Tax and Labor Law

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Our in-country professionals provide a wealth of experience and expertise in Payroll & HR compliance, ensuring your venture complies with ever-changing legislation.

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We’ll ensure you’re operational promptly in accordance with local law, advising on the best route for your business, whether it’s via a legal entity or foreign registration.

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Our local specialists will manage and submit annual declarations on your behalf, guaranteeing accurate and prompt reporting to the authorities and also providing support for audits.
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