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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Finland

General Overview

- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in Finnish, Swedish.
- Public Holidays: Approx. 11 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Helsinki
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: Not applicable; wages are determined by collective agreements.

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: Progressive, up to 56.95%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 24%, Corporate tax 20%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: Varies, generally low.
- Employee Charges: Approx. 7.15% (pension, unemployment, etc.).

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term.
- Trial Periods: Typically 4-6 months.
- Paid Holiday: 30 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Notice varies by tenure, up to 6 months.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (comprehensive healthcare).
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Health insurance, lunch vouchers.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: EU Blue Card; takes about 1-3 months, salary threshold applies.
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 3 months.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.