Membership fees 2023
The membership fee is 1% of the primary wages subject to withholding tax, however maximum of 600* euro per year. The membership fee is collected from all wages subject to withholding tax, including holiday compensations, holiday pay, fringe benefits and severance packages in termination situations. The membership fee is not collected from bonuses, options or incentives. Paid and unpaid time does not have to be combined in the membership fee for the same month, but the membership fee is either a% of the salary, at least 8 € / month.
*Based on the decision by the autumn meeting of ITTE, the membership fee ceiling does not apply to their members. Not applicable to members of FFÅA either.
If your membership starts in the middle of a month, the membership fee will be calculated for less than a month as follows:
- divide your monthly salary with calendar days from the month and you get your salary per day
- multiply your salary per day with days of membership, then calculate the right amount (%) of membership fee.
Entitlement to a minimum payment
Those without Finnish salary income are entitled to a minimum payment, which is 8 euros per month.
Members can submit applications for the minimum membership fee through our e-service when the reason for the non-salaried period is one of the following:
- Study leave,
- Family leave,
- Military or non-military service,
- Leave of absence,
- Job alternation leave,
- Working by virtue of grant funding,
- Working abroad,
- Entrepreneurship or
- other non-salaried period.
In our e-service, select “Membership fee payment information” and, at the bottom, “Enter a non-salaried period”.
Membership fee for retired and student members
For pensioners and students, the membership fee is 60 euros per year, or 5 euros per month if membership begins or ends (students) in the middle of a year. The fee includes also the Acatiimi member magazine. Membership for pensioners and students does not include the unemployment fund.
Membership fees and taxation
The Union reports the association membership fees directly to the tax authorities. You should, however, save all membership fee receipts.
Instructions for paying the membership fee
The membership fee payment information for 2022 will be sent to all members early next year. The payments are due monthly so that the due date is the 10th of the following month.
Specific reference numbers for each payment period. The membership fees are registered for a specific payment period based on the given reference number, so make sure that you use the reference numbers found on your invoices to avoid any unnecessary payment reminders.
Membership payment instructions should be kept throughout the year.
You can also check your membership information and membership fee from e-services.
In our e-service, you can view your membership information and earlier fee payments. If you need instructions on how to pay membership fees, contact our membership service with questions and changes related to your membership by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning +358 (0)20 758 9619.
Read more: Frequently asked questions about membership fees
You can also authorise your employer to collect and pay the membership fee directly from your salary.
Collection of membership fees by proxy
Complete the authorisation form to enable your employer to collect the membership fee directly from your salary. Give the form to your employer. Print a copy of the completed form for your own records as well.
If you are a new member, please give the authorisation form to your employer only after receiving a confirmation of your membership in our union. If you are an old member and you change employment, please update your employment details in our e-Services and give the authorisation form to your new employer.
You can print the authorisation form here.
Fill in the association number of your member association on the power of attorney.
Association – specific association numbers
|Aalto-yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. ATTE||020|
|Forskarföreningen vid Svenska handelshögsskolan rf. FfSH||011|
|Forskarföreningen vid Åbo Akademi rf. FfÅA||001|
|Helsingin yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. HYT||003|
|Informaatioalan akateemiset ry. INA||022|
|Itä-Suomen tieteentekijät ry. ITTE||005|
|Jyväskylän yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. JYTTE||006|
|Lapin tieteentekijät ry. LaTi||018|
|Lappeenrannan tieteentekijät ry. LaTKA||008|
|Oulun yliopiston tieteentekijät Outi ry OUTI||009|
|Suomen akateemisten tutkijoiden yhdistys ry. SATY||010|
|Suomen ammattikorkeakoulujen tieteentekijät ry. Samkot||023|
|Tampereen tekniikan tieteentekijät ry. 3T||019|
|Tampereen yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. TATTE||012|
|Turun yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. TYT||014|
|Vaasan yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. VYTY||015|