Identification without Finnish ID – eIDAS identification for EU citizens
In the future, identification by eIDAS will enable the citizens of other EU countries to use their national login keys to log in to the Finnish Tax Administration’s e-services including MyTax. This requires that the both other EU country and Finland use similar methods of electronic identification.
eIDAS is an EU regulation designed to ensure up-to-date and internationally accepted standards for electronic identification.
Not all of the Tax Administration's e-services do not support eIDAS identification yet
Even if not all of the Tax Administration's e-services do not accept login based on login keys from other EU countries, a transition period is ongoing, so anyone who is an eIDAS user can fill in a service request form to initiate the electronic processing of their matters. Another possibility is the Tax Administration’s electronic service portal, available to many foreign citizens and corporate entities for handling certain taxes. Logging in through eIDAS is already being supported.
Verifying the safety and reliability of other EU countries’ identification methods
Before an identification method is accepted for use in the eIDAS network, each EU country must have their identification scheme notified by the European Commission. The scheme’s details are published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The identification method must then be notified within 12 months. A peer review process verifies that each country's identification tool meets the required security level and can be trusted across state borders.
Not all identification methods of all eIDAS countries are notified at the same time. The notification process will be carried out gradually in the next few years as different eIDAS countries and providers of identification tools join the process.