View your own income data in the Incomes Register

10/22/2019

Every income earner can now view their own, up-to-date earned income data in the Incomes Register. Employers are obligated to report data on wages to the Incomes Register within five days of payment. Various decisions are based on this data.

From the beginning of 2019, employers have reported to the Incomes Register the wages and other earned income they have paid. Previously, employers had to report this data to many different entities - whereas now all data on wages can be found in one place, in the Incomes Register. Data on payments of pensions and benefits will be reported starting from 2021, so this data is not yet available in the Incomes Register.

Sign in to the e-service to view your own income data

If they want to, citizens can check the income data their employers or other payers have reported for them by signing in to the Incomes Register's e-service. You can sign in to the e-service on the incomesregister.fi website with your online banking codes or a mobile certificate, for example.

Everyone can browse their own income data in the e-service. With the required authorisations, it is also possible to browse the data of another individual or a company. The payer reports the data to the Incomes Register and it can be viewed in the e-service within five calendar days of the payment date. Household employers report once a month, and therefore the payments they have made are not displayed in the Incomes Register until after the fifth day of the following month.

Incomes Register data as the basis for various decisions made by authorities

Decisions concerning Kela benefits, educational benefits and earnings-related pensions, for example, are made based on the data reported to the Incomes Register. Duties relating to taxation are also carried out based on the data.

The Incomes Register will make it easier for citizens to handle different matters, as income data no longer needs to be submitted to the authorities as an attachment to various applications, for example.

Decision processes will become simpler and quicker. This means that citizens will get the decisions made by authorities faster and the decisions will be based on more up-to-date data than before.

In the Incomes Register, citizens can also check whether employers have fulfilled their employer obligations regarding reporting. This was not possible before the implementation of the Incomes Register. Instead, any potential omissions were not noticed until citizens received their next pre-completed tax return or pension statement, or when they had to deal with the authorities in some other matter.

The employer is responsible for reporting and correcting data in the Incomes Register

The employer, i.e. the payer, must report the data to the Incomes Register. It is important that the data be reported correctly, as it is widely utilised. If a citizen notices any omissions or errors in their data, they must ask the payer to correct the data in the Incomes Register. The Incomes Register or citizens themselves cannot make changes to data in the Incomes Register.

The Incomes Register has introduced a new way of reporting data and employers have had to make changes to their practices. Data is reported to the Incomes Register in a more up-to-date manner than before. Now everyone can check their income data in the Incomes Register in real time.

Watch an instructional video on how to browse your own income data in the Incomes Register's e-service.

How to use the Incomes Register – My Incomes Register (YouTube, duration 6:50 min, in Finnish)

The Incomes Register in two minutes: Incomes Register – towards the digital society (YouTube, duration 2:05 min)