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by Upphew
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Vehicle tax in EU
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Vehicle tax in EU

The car tax in Finland is for collecting money, not limiting car ownership. Also, the tax is not based on engine size but - along with a host of other factors - the standardized measurement of CO2 output, as reported by the car manufacturers. Therefore cars with hybrid powertrains usually have much...
by Upphew
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Vehicle tax in EU
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Vehicle tax in EU

As EU zone is tax free for import/export why vehicle costs significantly higher in Finland compared to Germany? Germany could be car producers but shouldn't the price reflect similarities around EU market. For instance high end BMW costs around 10k more in Finland than compared to Germany, I do not...
by Upphew
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: bank in Finland
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: bank in Finland

I mainly use S-bank but all my co-workers has Nordea or Op or something else. and saying S-bank is not really even a bank at all.. but I don't have any problem with it and it doesn't cost yearly for membership.. should I get 'real' bank like my co-workers ?? what does it mean it is not even real ba...
by Upphew
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Attachments to hot water pipes?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Attachments to hot water pipes?

Hot water pipe as in one that puts hot water to faucet? They are used for towel driers: https://www.taloon.com/kuivausteline-rej-design-retro-bt-564-79w-vesi-eri-varivaihtoehtoja It is not allowed to use it for under floor heating, according to: https://www.neste.fi/vesikiertoinen-lattialammitys Of...
by Upphew
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Attachments to hot water pipes?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Attachments to hot water pipes?

Is it allowed? I just had the thought that not utilizing the free hot pipes seems like a waste and missed opportunity. For example, without actually opening the pipe, can I attach metal conductors touching the pipe and then to a large plate on floor, then put some surface on it, effectively making ...
by Upphew
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Car tax in Finland
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Car tax in Finland

Hi, could you please help me understand car tax in Finland. I am planning to buy a car and I have some question regarding finnish car tax system. I am planning to do some business in Finland and I need van. I find the official calculator of tax car ( https://www.vero.fi/ ) and it seems that for thi...
by Upphew
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Electric socket in car park
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Electric socket in car park

An EV battery will discharge in cold weather even when the car isn’t used. So keeping the battery warm prevents you from losing the charge you have. Lithium will discharge in cold, but even more when warm. So keeping battery warm does not prevent you from losing charge. Just warm it up before use. ...
by Upphew
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Electric socket in car park
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Electric socket in car park

heretostay wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:31 am
An EV battery will discharge in cold weather even when the car isn’t used. So keeping the battery warm prevents you from losing the charge you have.
Lithium will discharge in cold, but even more when warm. So keeping battery warm does not prevent you from losing charge. Just warm it up before use.
by Upphew
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Infrared Heater for Terrace
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Infrared Heater for Terrace

Hi, I am thinking about installing an infrared heater for my terrace, and on https://www.gigantti.fi/cms/terassilammitin-lammittaa/terassilammitin-ei-jata-ketaan-kylmaksi/ , it recommends that I should have type C 16 amp fuses (I'm buying a 1500W or 2000W depending on the price/availability) I'm ch...
by Upphew
Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: What does "ihan nasta juippi" mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 5837

Re: What does "ihan nasta juippi" mean?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/juippi translates it as punk, but imho juippi is much more neutral, more like dude as FinnGuy said.
by Upphew
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Electrician to replace broken sauna
Replies: 5
Views: 2729

Re: Electrician to replace broken sauna

Hello, I live in Espoo and we have our own apartment. We have a small private sauna. It is broken and we have to replace it. I will buy the new sauna. We contacted our flat maintenance company regarding this matter. They asked very high charge for this job. I don't know anybody who can help to repl...
by Upphew
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Finnish child & UK will
Replies: 3
Views: 2501

Re: Finnish child & UK will

If a UK will leaves a small sum of money (<£10k) to a Finnish child, what issues emerge? My understanding is that Trusts are not used in Finland, mainly due to the absence of common law. Where, then, is money typically held? Also - if inheritance tax is paid in the UK, would there be a tax issue in...
by Upphew
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Moving to Finland as a EU citizen-What are the steps to follow?
Replies: 33
Views: 6016

Re: Moving to Finland as a EU citizen-What are the steps to follow?

jaatelo wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:00 pm
It's not rubbish. Your claims are rubbish. You want to invite a Greek citizen into your country so you can tax their inheritance and assets. I am here to give neutral advice.
And you want Greek to use 3rd party money transfer company that costs money. Pot, Kettle.
by Upphew
Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Moving to Finland as a EU citizen-What are the steps to follow?
Replies: 33
Views: 6016

Re: Moving to Finland as a EU citizen-What are the steps to follow?

Greece is in SEPA. Bank transfers can't cost more between banks in SEPA than domestic transfers. So why would one use third party that takes a cut? SEPA schemes are only used for euro-denominated payments. Romania, Switzerland and United Kingdom etc don't have SEPA. For Greece perhaps third party d...
by Upphew
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Moving to Finland as a EU citizen-What are the steps to follow?
Replies: 33
Views: 6016

Re: Moving to Finland as a EU citizen-What are the steps to follow?

The whole idea is to settle in Finland and start the job hunt/continue with language courses. It's just that I got kinda lost with the processes, as in when to register the right of residence and how (considering my previous comment on bank statements), if KELA comes next etc. Sounds quite logical ...