Are you working besides your studies? If so, remember to report the amount of study grant you receive when requesting a new tax card!

The study grant influences your tax percentage because Kela does not apply the income tax to the study grant automatically anymore in 2019. The housing supplement does not affect the tax percentage and it does not need to be reported.

Tips for requesting a tax card:

  • Study grant does not need to be counted into your total salary
  • In the “Study grant” section, you can report the study grant paid by Kela  by choosing “Yes”
  • Report the study grant amount by month and whether Kela withholds the income tax.

This is METKA’s weekly tip concerning student advocacy.

Do you think METKA should take a look at some issues or themes? METKA has a student advocacy specialist and members of the board responsible for the student advocacy. You can reach us at

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