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The purpose of taxation is to collect income to finance the duties of the public sector. Taxation balances income and consumption, aims to regulate consumption and production by taking account of the environment, and to reduce the consumption of goods that are hazardous to health.

Taxation is regulated by tax legislation, which is prepared by the Ministry of Finance. Taxpayers include all people living in Finland as well as corporations and companies doing business in Finland.