Membership fees are tax-deductible. In February, we will send information about membership fees paid during 2017 to the Tax Administration. The Tax Administration will then transfer the information into pre-completed tax return forms that are mailed in March, April and May.
According to the Tax Administration’s instructions, everyone must check the information on their pre-completed tax return. If the membership fee amount is not visible on the tax return or it is incorrect, you must correct this on t
he tax return yourself. The most convenient way to check the payments you have made is to sign in to the members’ Intranet at www.loimu.fi/intranet. If necessary, you can also inquire about your membership fee payments by contacting jasenasiat (at) loimu.fi or +358 9 622 68 510.
If the member pays membership fees him-/herself, the fees paid in 2017 are tax-deductible in the taxation for 2017. If the member has paid membership fees for 2016 or even earlier fees only in 2017, these fees will only be deducted in the taxation for 2017. The Tax Administration approves the deduction on the basis of the payment date.If the member has had membership fees returned to him/her, the return amount will be subtracted from the sum of membership fees paid. So, the information reported to the Tax Administration is the difference between membership fees paid and returned.
If the employer collects the membership fee directly from the member’s salary, the membership fees that have been collected for salary payment periods that ended in 2017 are tax-deductible in the taxation for 2017. The total membership fee amount should appear in the last payslip of the year. Employers submit the information to the union. If the employer has not submitted this information before 20 February, it may be missing from the tax proposal and the member needs to add the information him-/herself. The union also sends the corrected information to the Tax Administration in late summer, after which information will be updated.