Check your bank account!
You need a bank account for the employer to be able to pay your salary. Check to see if the account you have works for this or if it is better to open an account in a bank in Åland. This primarily applies to those who come from a country other than Finland.
Get a tax card
As a summer worker, you need a tax card, which you get from the Åland Tax Office at the State Department of Åland in Mariehamn. If you do not have a Finnish social security number, you will receive a temporary one.
If you come to Åland from a country other than Finland and work here for less than six months, you must in some cases choose between progressive and withholding tax. Withholding tax is definitive, i.e., you pay 35 percent in tax regardless of how much income you make. Progressive tax is calculated from your total income—the more you earn, the higher the tax rate. You can apply for progressive taxation (in English) with the Finnish Tax Administration form 6148e.
You can get more information at the Åland Tax Office, either through a personal visit, by phone +358 29 512001 or at www.skatt.fi
Visit Åland’s Tax Office online
What is the unemployment insurance fund?
Are you from Sweden? Then check with your current unemployment insurance fund to see what happens if you work in Åland during the summer. Do not leave the unemployment insurance fund until you know what applies.
Can you not be connected during the time you work in Åland? Then apply for a transfer certificate (form U1), which you submit to the corresponding unemployment fund in Finland. Then your information is transferred, and you are covered by unemployment insurance also in Åland.
You will need a corresponding form for transfer when you return to Sweden.