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Economic Autonomy

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Apart from passing laws, the main task of the Parliament is to distribute the budget of Åland. The income consists of Åland’s own revenues and a lump sum received from the Finnish Government, which constitutes a form of repayment of a part of the taxes paid by Åland to the Finnish State.

The State collects taxes, duties and fees also in Åland. In return, the Finnish Government places a sum of money at the disposal of the Åland Parliament. The sum is 0.45 per cent of total Government income, excluding Government loans. Åland uses this “lump sum”, about € 195 million in 2011, to pay for services that would otherwise be provided by State authorities.

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