Politicians decide how the money from taxes is used nationally.
Money from taxes is given to the state and to municipalities, for example. The money that is given to the state is further distributed according to what has been decided in the budget, or the Government’s assessment of the state’s income and expenses. The state gives the money to ministries, which then divide it again to those agencies and other organisations operating under them. For example, Metsähallitus receives funding from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry that it uses for its operations and for national parks, among other uses. Finland’s payments to the EU, the wellbeing services counties and the Finnish Tax Administration are funded by the Ministry of Finance, and the Police of Finland by the Ministry of the Interior.
Yleisradio is funded with the public broadcasting tax that everyone over 18 and certain other parties must pay. The Finnish Tax Administration forwards the collected public broadcasting tax directly to Yleisradio.