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Jun S
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Independent worker/subcontractor/leased employee

Post by Jun S » Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am

Hi everyone,

I'm facing a little bit of a problem here.
I'm French but living in Japan. I'm relocating in Finland in a couple of month. But I will keep on working for my company as a Subcontractor (so I suppose Freelancer in a way).

And that's where it gets a little bit messy for me.

I'll be paid hourly the same amount everymonth. However, I wouldn't be technically an employee of the company (a subcontractor).

Is there a specific statue for this?

And if not, and I have to register myself as a Self Employee, I know that I'll have to pay the VAT and the YEL. Does the YEL is calculated on what's left after the VAT was taken? And will I have to pay income taxes once the VAT and the YEL are paid?


I'm sorry I ask so much questions, but I can't really find a lot of clear answers online ^^"


Thank you all for your help.



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betelgeuse
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Re: Independent worker/subcontractor/leased employee

Post by betelgeuse » Tue May 08, 2018 12:49 pm

Jun S wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am
I'm facing a little bit of a problem here.
I'm French but living in Japan. I'm relocating in Finland in a couple of month. But I will keep on working for my company as a Subcontractor (so I suppose Freelancer in a way).

And that's where it gets a little bit messy for me.

I'll be paid hourly the same amount everymonth. However, I wouldn't be technically an employee of the company (a subcontractor).

Is there a specific statue for this?
Plenty. The classification is called a private trader.

https://www.prh.fi/en/kaupparekisteri/y ... rader.html
Jun S wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am
And if not, and I have to register myself as a Self Employee, I know that I'll have to pay the VAT and the YEL.
For services sold to a Japanese company, it's zero VAT.
Jun S wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am
Does the YEL is calculated on what's left after the VAT was taken?
It is not. It's based on what salary would be paid for the equivalent job. In practise the insurance company approves your own evaluation.
Jun S wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am
And will I have to pay income taxes once the VAT and the YEL are paid?
Yes.


Upphew
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Re: Independent worker/subcontractor/leased employee

Post by Upphew » Tue May 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Jun S wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am
Hi everyone,

I'm facing a little bit of a problem here.
I'm French but living in Japan. I'm relocating in Finland in a couple of month. But I will keep on working for my company as a Subcontractor (so I suppose Freelancer in a way).

And that's where it gets a little bit messy for me.

I'll be paid hourly the same amount everymonth. However, I wouldn't be technically an employee of the company (a subcontractor).

Is there a specific statue for this?

And if not, and I have to register myself as a Self Employee, I know that I'll have to pay the VAT and the YEL. Does the YEL is calculated on what's left after the VAT was taken? And will I have to pay income taxes once the VAT and the YEL are paid?


I'm sorry I ask so much questions, but I can't really find a lot of clear answers online ^^"


Thank you all for your help.
Going through this might help: https://www.suomi.fi/company/establishment-of-company

edit. also: https://www.yrittajat.fi/en/about-feder ... nks-526843
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