The Ministry of Finance is responsible for developing legislation and administration that generally relates to the local authorities, the system of central government transfers to local government for basic public services, local government finance accounting and analysis tasks, and the central government-local government negotiation procedure. In addition, the Ministry of Finance is responsible for local government tax issues, such as the calculation of corporate income tax shares.
The basis of municipal autonomy and the division of municipalities is laid down in the Constitution.
Valtiovarainministeriö ohjaa yleisesti kuntien toiminnan ja tehtävien kehittämistä.
The Ministry of Finance monitors and assesses the status and development of the finances of municipalities.