Personal details, bank account and tax card

Personal information and bank details are inserted into Workday. The tax cards of employees who are resident taxpayers are usually obtained directly from the Tax Administration.
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Personal information

Your personal information relevant to the employment relationship is stored in the Workday system. Once your Aalto user ID has been generated and you have activated it, you can view and edit your own personal information in your Workday profile. Please make sure your personal details are always up-to-date. 

Mandatory personal and contact info: 

  1. Legal name (as in your passport - excluding foreign letters)
  2. Street address (remember to update once you settle in Finland!)
  3. Personal mobile phone number 
  4. Personal email (other than 

Other personal details:

  1. In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact information
  2. Legal name, preferred name (your work email at Aalto is based on preferred name) 

Use Legal Name As Preferred Name is selected by default. E.g. person named Jane Janet Doe, would get Jane as preferred name, and aalto email would be jane.doe.

If you are better known as Janet or Jane Janet, please unselect the "Use Legal Name As Preferred Name". Type in your preferred name(s) to Given Name(s) section. These name(s) will then form your aalto-email and will appear across Aalto's digital platforms. Just remember to unselect the "Use Legal Name As Preferred Name" if you are not known by your given legal first name.

Requests to update your contact info appear in your Workday Inbox as part of Onboarding. Complete and submit every task, so that your inbox is empty. You can not start new processes to update your contact details, if Onboarding is not finished.

Finnish personal identity code and Gender:

In Workday there are three options for gender: male, female and not declared. The Finnish personal identity code contains the information of gender, and as the Finnish law does not recognize other-gendered, a male or female gender will be included in the code as you apply for residence permit, register your right of residence or apply for a tax card. In the university's systems your gender is shown according to the option chosen in Workday.

Tax card

Aalto University retrieves tax card information electronically from the Tax Administration's electronic interface if the Finnish ID of the recipient of the salary or fee is known. More information on tax cards. 

Employees can increase their tax rate by informing Payroll via e-mail ([email protected]). Please state the new tax percentage and your Finnish ID within the message. Decreasing the tax rate or altering the income limit stated on the tax card cannot be done without requesting a new tax card from the Finnish Tax Administration.

If you are a non-resident taxpayer, i.e. your employment contract lasts less than 6 months (you do not live in Finland or stay here for more than 6 months) and your nationality is other than Finland, you must submit your tax card to the payroll team ([email protected]). If you are working in Finland for the first time, apply for a tax card from the tax office.

Your first salary will be paid:

  • If a tax card has not been submitted, the salary payments will start a month after the start of the employment relationship. The withholding will be 60 %.
  • If the tax card is submitted before the one month period, the salary will be paid on the next possible payday. The withholding will be made according to the tax card information in MyTax

Employees can ask for their salary to be paid with 60 % withholding (e-mail to [email protected]). The payroll team does not retrospectively correct the tax already withheld. The tax authority makes all corrections to taxation after withholding tax.

Tax card types in Finland

Please confirm that you are submitting a specific tax card for a specific income type. If you receive non-wage compensation (trade income or compensation for use), you must submit a specific card for this type of income in MyTax. Without the specific tax card, the withholding will be 60 %.

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Tax cards in Finland

How to know which tax card I should request? The Finnish Tax Administration instructs to request a tax card according to the type of income you'll be paid.


Bank details for salary

Employees can add their bank account information via Workday, if the bank account is a SEPA account. After the account details are entered in Workday, they will be automatically and securely transferred to the payroll system.

Bank accounts of non-SEPA countries are an exception, they are submitted directly to the payroll office (via HR). All SEPA bank accounts must be submitted through Workday.

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Add or edit bank account information for salary payments

Employees add their personal bank account details in to Workday. Only bank accounts located outside of the SEPA area are submitted straight to the payroll services. A secure connection and a user identification via multifactor authentication is required, before you can access your bank account details.


More instructions

Further info

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Onboarding guide for new employee

Orientation and onboarding info with links to relevant information for new Aalto employees.

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