Taxes and investments

By paying taxes and other public levies, we participate in the development of society as a whole. We are one of Finland’s largest payers of corporate income tax. Tax information from Elisa's subsidiaries and operations is collected annually as part of the financial reporting process. It is used to calculate Elisa's annual tax footprint.

According to 2015 confirmed taxes, Elisa was the eighth largest payer of corporate income tax when measured in a company-specific manner. Elisa operates throughout Finland, and 36.67 per cent of the corporate income tax was allocated to municipalities, around half of it to municipalities outside the Helsinki metropolitan region.

Elisa paid 90 per cent of all the taxes paid by Finnish telecom operators.

In Estonia, the company only pays corporate income tax if it pays dividends to its owners.

Significant investments

We build and maintain a comprehensive communications network in our main market areas in Finland and Estonia.We are the most significant operator investor in Finland by our capital expenditure investments of nearly EUR 200 million.  

Our investments are allocated directly to the development of the data communications infrastructure, 4G networks, the fixed trunk network, IT systems and customer terminal equipment.