In the 2018 budget, the appropriations under the main title of the Prime Minister's Office amount to EUR 210.3 million. The appropriations for the PMO’s operating expenses are EUR 123.3 million. The sum also covers the government's and its ministries' common administrative and service functions. Subsidies to political parties total EUR 29.6 million.
Other PMO expenditure includes ministers' and special advisers' salaries and travel expenses, government analysis, assessment and research activities, value-added tax expenditure, acquisition of shares and expenditure related to the award of honorary titles. The PMO expenditure also includes the operating expenses of the Office of the Chancellor of Justice.
As part of a joint planning system within the Finnish state administration, the planning of the PMO operations and finances consist of a four-year operating and financial plan, a spending limits plan, an annual draft budget, supplementary budgets and an annual performance plan.
With regard to budgetary monitoring, the most important document is the financial accounts. The PMO annual report and the Government Annual Report describe the PMO's performance and achievement of the set targets. The PMO financial statements also provide information on the Office of the Chancellor of Justice as it makes part of the same accounting office.