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EU: Finland requested to stop non-resident artist discrimination

The EU has asked Finland to change legislation which discriminates against non-resident artists:  Finland requires non-resident artists (and sportsmen) to pay a final tax of 15% on income earned in Finland.  Only limited deductions for lodging, transport and daily allowances can be deducted from that income to calculate tax due. In contrast, Finnish resident artists and sportsmen can deduct their actual expenses, and are taxed under a progressive rate.