Taxation of benefits

The benefits paid by AYT are taxable income.

We receive your initial tax withholding information for wages directly from the Tax Administration. You do not need to send the tax card that you automatically receive to the unemployment fund.

We increase the withholding tax rate determined for wages for the payment of earnings-related allowance and mobility allowance so that the tax withheld is at least 25 %.

We recommend that you obtain a revised tax card for the allowance, for example after your first claim has been processed and we send you a decision on the basis of your payment. If you provide the unemployment fund with a revised tax card determined for benefits, tax is withheld accordingly, without an increase.

We provide information on paid allowances directly to the tax authorities.