• When can the penalty fee be forgone?

    There must be special grounds for not imposing the penalty fee. The following do not constitute special grounds:

    • ignorance,
    • forgetfulness,
    • human error,
    • an inoperative or disused vehicle, or
    • failure to produce documents.

  • Can I be exempted from receivables that are already in the recovery process?

    You can only apply for exemption concerning receivables to the government. In accordance with the Act on Relief from Payments, the State Treasury cannot grant an exemption from receivables owed to private creditors (private individuals or businesses, e.g. banks or debt collection agencies) or municipalities. It is not relevant whether the receivables are covered by a debt collection process. Even if a payment is handled by the execution office, it does not become a government receivable.

  • When will my matter be resolved?

    Submitting applications with all the relevant attachments expedites the processing of your matter. Requesting additional reports may slow the process down.

  • Can I apply for exemption from taxes?

    You may apply for exemption from tax administration receivables collected as tax from the Tax Administration based on the act on tax collection (Veronkantolaki 2018/11). Read more >  You can apply for an exemption  based on the Act on Relief from Payments from the State Treasury if the matter concerns compensation paid by the Tax Administration based on a crime.

  • Why should original documents not be sent to the State Treasury as attachments to the exemption application?

    We digitise all documents related to exemption matters sent to us and store them as electronic files. All paper documents are destroyed in connection with digitisation.

  • Is voluntary debt restructuring processed as an exemption issue?

    According to section 78 of the Act on the Adjustment of the Debts of a Private Individual, the authority connected to debt restructuring lies with the authority that has the mandate to collect the receivable. This means that any proposals received at the State Treasury concerning voluntary debt restructuring are transferred to the authority that is collecting the receivable.