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Here you will find frequently asked questions and answers related to pay at School of Work.
Pay periods for students are the same as for other hourly workers in the City of Reykjavik, from the 11th of each month until the 10th of the following month.
Payslips are received at the home bank on the 1st of each month. Therefore, if a student does not have a home bank, it is a good idea to set up one at the relevant bank. The banknotes can be found under "electronic documents".
The City of Reykjavik has not sent printed pay slips for several years.
Vacation money is 10.17% and is payable on all time worked. It is deposited in a vacation account in the name of the adolescent concerned at Arion Bank.
In the year that young people turn 16, they start paying tax, but like other salaried employees, they are entitled to a personal discount, which is currently available in electronic form. In 2020, the personal discount is 54,628 DKK per month. That amount is sufficient to meet the tax that the young people would otherwise pay on their salary in the Working School.
The School of Applied Sciences recommends that all 16-year-old students use their personal discount during their employment and that parents tick the box when enrolling in the school. However, if a student chooses not to use their discount at the Work School or only part of it, this must be marked. If you wish to use part of the discount, you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain.
If students pay a tax that they should not be required to pay, they can apply to the IRS for a refund as of October 1.
Students do not earn sick leave entitlement. Sick days are therefore not paid and cannot be worked up later.
Permits may be obtained from employment during the period of employment.
It is possible to get permission from jobs, but students do not have the option to work up lost time later. It is preferable that parents report the time off in advance to the respective instructor.