Membership fees 2024

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.

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.

Instructions for paying the membership fee

The membership fee payment information will be sent annually in the beginning of the year. The payments are due monthly so that the due date is the 10th of the following month.

Please use the 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  pay the membership fees on 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 services with questions and changes related to your membership 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.

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,
  • Unemployment,
  • Leave of absence,
  • Job alternation leave,
  • Working by virtue of grant funding,
  • Working abroad,
  • Entrepreneurship or
  • other 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.

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.

Membership fees and taxation

The Union reports the association membership fees directly to the tax authorities. You should, however, save all membership fee receipts.

Association – specific association numbers

Association Association number
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