4600 wealthy Finns demand that their tax data not be disclosed in the media
Thousands of high-income Finns have demanded that their tax information be kept secret in the media.
The IRS compiles a list for the media every year Finns earning more than 100,000 euros per year. This year, however, 4,600 high net worth taxpayers will be eligible not to publish their data.
The deadline for filing requests for data deletion expired yesterday, October 1. Most of the requests have already been agreed.
Last year, about 600 requests were received, but most of them were not approved because they were received too late.
Although the list provided to the media will be reduced, tax data will be is still publicly available in the IRS database.
The new rules are linked to the EU data protection regulation. Last year, wealthy taxpayers gained the right to demand that their tax information not be published in the media.
In total, there are about 70,000 people in Finland, whose income exceeds 100,000 euros per year.