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. According to 2015 confirmed taxes, Elisa was the eighth largest payer of corporate income tax when measured in a company-specific manner. Elisa paid 90 per cent of all the taxes paid by Finnish telecom operators.
In 2015 Elisa paid EUR 363 million of taxes, of which EUR 56 million was corporate income tax in Finland. 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.
In Estonia, the company only pays corporate income tax if it pays dividends to its owners. Elisa Estonia has not paid any dividends to its parent company.
The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) studies annually which companies generate the most added value, i.e. which companies benefit GDP the most. According to the 2015 study, Elisa was among the ten most important companies in Finland.