The information in the tax deduction card
A tax deduction card is an electronic document that shows how much tax your employer should deduct from your salary before it’s paid to you. The amount your employer deducts is called “deducted tax” or an “advance tax deduction”.
The tax deduction card will be issued in December
Every year in December, the Tax Administration issues a tax deduction card that will apply for the next calendar year to all those who already have a tax deduction card. You’ll receive an email or text message to notify you that your tax deduction card is ready. Your employer retrieves your tax deduction card online. You do not have to give anything to your employer.
If you have not received a message to say your tax deduction card is ready, there may be information we do not have about you, or you may previously have had an exemption card. Log in and order a tax deduction card.
The numbers in your tax deduction card
The numbers in your tax deduction card are based on your income the year before and what we believe to be your likely income in the new year.
You must check the information in your tax deduction card
If the numbers are incorrect or are not pre-filled, you must change the tax deduction card. Incorrect numbers may lead to underpaid tax. It is especially important to change your tax deduction card if your personal circumstances have changed, or if you have had more or less income and debt.
Information film about the tax deduction card and tax deduction notice
In the film, we explain why it’s important that you check your tax deduction card and how you apply to change it.