National Enforcement Authority Finland starts using Incomes Register data in the beginning of 2021

1/5/2021

The number of Incomes Register data users increases in 2021 as the National Enforcement Authority Finland starts using Incomes Register data as of 1 January 2021. Data users are organisations that have a statutory right to obtain data from the Incomes Register for the purpose of performing their duties. In 2021, there are over 300 Incomes Register data users.

The Incomes Register has not created any new data access rights. Public authorities and other data users are only be able to access register entries to which they are entitled according to the law and which they need. The Incomes Register offers up-to-date earnings, benefits and pensions data for the data users' own decision-making processes.

National Enforcement Authority Finland utilises Incomes Register data in enforcement tasks

The National Enforcement Authority Finland utilises Incomes Register data in enforcement tasks, i.e. in the collection of monetary receivables. Officials can retrieve an individual income earner's income data directly from the Incomes Register whenever they need the data in order to perform their tasks. This reduces the number of manual steps and, as the data is available in the Incomes Register, customers do not need to separately submit accounts of their income to the National Enforcement Authority Finland.

Citizens can check their own income data in the e-service

Citizens can check their own income data in the Incomes Register's e-service. If an income earner notices any errors or omissions in their data, they must ask the payer to make the necessary corrections. It is important that the data be correct so that the data users can make their decisions based on up-to-date information.

Contact information for Incomes Register data users

The Incomes Register data users provide guidance on how they utilise Incomes Register data in their own processes and help with any questions related to the interpretation of the laws applicable to the data users’ own sphere of competence.

Contact information for data users on the incomesregister.fi website