Statement to the Ministry of Finance on the draft of the State Budget Act

In the draft State Budget Act, the maximum amount of the income tax deduction would be increased for those over 60 years of age, the deductible for the commuting expenses of persons returning from family leave would be reduced, the deduction for travel expenses would remain increased as in 2022, acknowledgements, such as grants for academics and artists, would be made tax-exempt by law, and the fund exemption in Section 9 of the Income Tax Act would be extended.

The Finnish Union of University Professors supports all proposals in the draft.