Task Package 3: Tax deductions

Goal of the exercises: using the material and exercises, students can understand the most common deductions available to wage earners and self-employed individuals and identify how deductions can be reported to the Finnish Tax Administration.

Difficulty of the exercises: moderate

Exercise material

“Tax deductions” content under the “My tax” section.

Read the material and answer the following questions.

  1. What does a tax deduction mean?
  2. Give an example of an automatic tax deduction. From whom is this automatic tax deduction made?
  3. Do expenses arising from studies at a vocational school or upper secondary school entitle you to a tax deduction?
  4. Some tax deductions are made automatically, and others taxpayers need to declare themselves. Nora wants to make additions to her tax deductions. How can she do this?