What do I do when I start as a light entrepreneur?

When you start working through an invoicing service, notify the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office). The TE Office will assess whether there are any labour policy obstacles to payment of daily allowance. Since you are an entrepreneur when working through an invoicing service company, the TE Office will assess whether your business activities are full or part-time. As a rule, the TE Office has considered the business activities practiced through use of an invoicing service company to be part-time. Part-time business activities do not prevent payment of daily allowance.

Report the work you have performed on the application for daily allowance. Because you work as an entrepreneur, you do not need to indicate working hours on the application. Include an account of your income. In practice, you will receive a payroll statement from the invoicing service, of which you can provide us a copy.

​​​​​​​The income received is taken into account in the payment of the daily allowance. Your income will decrease your daily allowance during the application period in which the income is paid. Read more on the payment of adjusted daily allowance.

Please do the following

  1. If you are uncertain about anything, please contact us. We will provide advice on any matters regarding the unemployment security of a light entrepreneur.
  2. Notify the TE Office when you start working as a light entrepreneur. If you are a customer of the municipal trial, direct the notification to the relevant local government. If you do not know under which office you belong, start at the TE Office, they will be able to direct you to the right location.
  3. If the TE Office asks you for an account of your business activities, complete the account carefully and return it as soon as possible. If you do not respond to the request for clarification, it may delay or even prevent the payment of unemployment benefits.
  4. Report the work you have performed on the application for daily allowance. Because you work as an entrepreneur, you do not need to indicate working hours on the application. Include an account of your income. In practice, you will receive a payroll statement from the invoicing service, of which you can provide us a copy.
  5. The income received is taken into account in the payment of the daily allowance. Your income will decrease your daily allowance during the application period in which the income is paid. You can assess the effect of work income on the daily allowance by using our calculator. Read more on the payment of adjusted daily allowance.

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