You must pay a television tax whether or not you own a television

Finland’s television tax has been between €244.90 and €253.80 per annum with a household with a television.

However, in 2013 the tax will be applied on every adult, not just every household, and will be graduated according to your income. The tax will be between €50 and €140 per person.

The government assumes that even if you don’t have a television, you might watch one at a friend’s house.