The Incomes Register plans to implement extensions in two stages

5/28/2019

The Incomes Register plans to implement its next extensions in two separate stages. The Ministry of Finance will begin to prepare a proposal under which:

1 January 2020

  • the number of earnings payment data users will increase as all data users laid down in the Incomes Register Act will begin to use the Incomes Register data

1 January 2021

  • pension and benefit data would be reported to the Incomes Register
  • enforcement authorities will begin to use Incomes Register data

The number of Incomes Register data users will increase in 2020

In 2020, the number of Incomes Register data users will increase significantly when over 400 organisations will begin using Incomes Register data. The experiences over the first months of the year have shown that there is more work ahead than what had previously been anticipated. By moving forward in stages, we wish to make sure that employers get enough help with reporting earnings payment data, and also that the data is reported correctly.

The data users will include all municipalities and some joint municipal authorities, non-life insurance providers, unemployment funds, the occupational safety and health authorities, the Employment Fund (adult education benefits), Statistics Finland, the administrative branch of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Workers’ Compensation Center, the Patient Insurance Centre, and the Province of Åland, its authorities and municipalities.

Pension and benefit data will be reported to the Incomes Register as of 2021

Pension and benefit data will increase the data flow to the Incomes Register. According to the proposal, this data would be reported as of 2021. The division into stages ensures that there is enough time to implement the changes properly. The payers of pensions and benefits will report the data to the Incomes Register.

Read more: Press release (in Finnish and Swedish)