FICORA to commence cooperation negotiations regarding TV fee operations

Published 17.04.2012 On 4 April 2012, the Government presented proposals to Parliament for acts, according to which the activities of the YLE will be funded by an appropriation transferred from the state budget to the State Television and Radio Fund as of 1 January 2013. The tax administration will collect a new public service broadcasting tax which covers the appropriation in the budget.

The proposals mean that cooperation negotiations regarding TV fee operations will be commenced at FICORA, because the current responsibilities related to the collection of TV fees will be terminated. FICORA's negotiation proposal for the matter was issued on 17 April 2012. The negotiations will concern 40 permanent employees within the TV fee administration and 61 part-time television fee inspectors.

The TV fee administration and inspections will end at FICORA on 31 December 2012. However, FICORA will continue to return any excess payments and collect unpaid TV fees also in 2013.

Further Information:

Director-General Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, tel. +358 50 573 9053
Director of Administration Jorma Koivunmaa, tel. +358 9 6966 407, +358 40 500 5569

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