Do I need to send a new tax card to you?
You do not necessarily need to send us a new tax card. If you apply for earnings-related daily allowance, it is however recommended that you send us a new tax card.
Is a new tax card needed for January?
When the year changes, we can use last year’s tax card for the daily allowance paid in January. So we will not necessarily need a new tax card right away. We will reset the income limit at the beginning of the year, so you need not worry about that, either.
Is a new tax card needed in first place?
If you do not apply for daily allowance, we do not need your tax card.
We will get the new tax details directly from the Tax Administration for this year during January, so it is not absolutely necessary to send a new tax card to us.
The tax information we receive directly from the Tax Administration, however, is for salary. If we use a tax card given for salary with earnings-related daily allowance, the tax withholding is always at least 25%, as instructed by the Tax Administration. If you do not send other tax information to us, we will use the information supplied by the Tax Administration from February on.
It is recommended to request a new tax card from the Tax Administration
If you apply for earnings-related daily allowance, it is recommended that you request a new tax card from the Tax Administration in such a way that you enter an estimate on this year’s benefits. That way you will get a revised tax card the details of which we can use directly in the payment of the earnings-related daily allowance. You can rest assured that the taxation goes right at once. Typically you will also get a larger net payment when we use the withholding percentage calculated for a benefit.
You can use our calculator to estimate the amount of benefits for taxation. You can also calculate an estimate on the daily allowance for the whole year by multiplying the daily allowance of one day by 258. You will find the amount of daily allowance of one day in the decision. If you have not yet received a decision, you can estimate the amount of the daily allowance using our calculator.
When you request a new tax card from the Tax Administration, you should name us, or the General Unemployment Fund YTK as the recipient. Then the Tax Administration will send the information directly to us, and you need not send the tax card separately as an attachment to the application. We will update the tax details as soon as we receive them. The tax information will not necessarily be delivered to us during the same day you request it from the Tax Administration. If your daily allowance is payable e.g. on 24 January, and you request a new tax card on the same day, we will probably not be able to use the new information in the payment.