17 From July 1, 2014, all construction sites are subject to a special monthly report of employees and construction projects. All companies working at the site must, from July 1, 2014 onwards, inform the main constructor of all the employees they are using, so that the main contractor can make an employer report for the site to the tax administration. Insurances The company must also obtain mandatory accident and pension insurance for its employees. Both Finnish and international insurance companies operate in Finland. Employers can also get optional additional insurance for their employees. Finnish Centre for Pensions www.etk.fi/en Occupational health care and safety Employers have an obligation to organize occupational health care and safety for their employees. Occupational safety aims to promote and support the working capacity of employees and prevent work-related risks and damages. The employer can buy the services from local public health care or private service companies. Occupational health care can consist of a health check-up and basic services promoting working capacity, or it can include a comprehensive and versatile package to the employee, also including medical treatments. Finnish Institute of Occupational Health www.ttl.fi/en Occupational Safety and Health Administration www.tyosuojelu.fi/fi/workingfinland Company taxation, bookkeeping and support services All companies have an accounting obligation and they must give a report to the tax administration each accounting period. Limited companies must also report their financial statements to the Finnish Trade Register. An annual report of employers and their salaries is given to the tax administration and the insurance company that handles their pension insurance. Trade Register information is public and includes the annual financial statements. The Finnish Patent and Registration Office provides Trade Register information on companies. Excluding personal identity codes, all other tax administration services are available online. For example, you can look for instructions, get tax cards and make amendments and tax reports online. Local tax administration offices also provide personal service and advice. The tax administration’s national telephone advice service +358 20 697 050 Finnish social security and taxation www.intofinland.fi/en In Finland, companies typically buy bookkeeping, salary payment and taxation services from external accountancy companies that are usually audited and members of national associations. Accounting and legal services are available from a wide range of companies, some are international corporations and some small local service companies. Financial administration www.taloushallintoliitto.fi Legal services www.asianajajaliitto.fi/en Auditing www.khtyhdistys.fi, www.htm.fi/english_summary Your local Employment and Economic Development Office will know local employees and will help companies find the correct person for the job. Recruitment services www.te-palvelut.fi/te/en www.te-palvelut.fi/pohjois-pohjanmaa Northern Ostrobothnia Employment and Economic Development Office’s business service +358 295 056 502 (weekdays 8 am–4.15 pm) Companies coming to the area can also obtain support services from other companies in the area or hire labour from personnel service companies.
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