Helsinki, 14 March, 2006
Palkka.fi (= Salary.fi) service that aims to facilitate the everyday business of small employers was officially opened on Thursday, 9 March 2006. Palkka.fi helps small employers manage their payment obligations more easily than at present. The Palkka.fi service can be used by various small employers: enterprises, organisations and households.
Palkka.fi is a free web service. With the service an employer can easily, and with data security, calculate and pay wages and related deductions, as well as insurance and earnings-related pension contributions. Palkka.fi also manages statutory declarations to the tax authorities and insurance companies, as well as information regarding domestic help credit to the tax authorities. Palkka.fi is programmed to recognise different percentages and calculate wages and other required instalments. All payroll information is kept on file for ten years.
‘Palkka.fi is an excellent tool for entrepreneurs who want to manage their own payment of wages’, says accountancy entrepreneur Ritva Vehniäinen. On the basis of her piloting experience, she sees that the service will also facilitate tasks in an accountancy company: ‘With this tool, wages will be calculated exactly right’.
The Palkka.fi project has involved a great number of participants right from the start, with the main responsibility being with the Finnish Tax Administration. The project is also supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Finance, the Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, and almost the entire pension insurance sector, almost all of the casualty insurance companies providing statutory accident insurance, the Finnish Bankers’ Association and most of its member banks, as well as the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.
Kalevi Heiliö, Deputy Manager, National Board of Taxes
tel. +358 9 7311 3584 or +358 40 556 3422
Riitta Niinivaara, Senior Specialist, MTI
tel. +358 9 1606 4696
Marjukka Aarnio, Industrial Counsellor, MTI
tel. +358 50 5263 504