Change over from the Katso service to the Suomi.fi service
The use of the Katso service will end in conjunction with the Incomes Register’s e-service on 31 December 2020. You need to switch over from the Katso service to the Suomi.fi e-Authorisations service.
Apply for Suomi.fi authorisations independently and online
Most organisations can grant Suomi.fi authorisations independently in the Suomi.fi service.
Use an authorisation application if the representative is not registered in the Trade Register, the Register of Associations or the Business Information System
If a company or organisation has a Business ID, but it has no registered representative in the Trade Register, the Register of Associations or the Business Information System (BIS), start using Suomi.fi authorisations using the official-assisted authorisation service. In the service, you need to complete an authorisation application and attach the documents required to the application.
Foreign parties can also grant authorisations using the official-assisted authorisation service.
How does the authorisation application work?
The official-assisted authorisation service enables electronic authorisations and acting on behalf of another party for parties that cannot grant electronic authorisations in the Suomi.fi e-Authorisations service.
The organisation must complete an authorisation application in the official-assisted authorisation service and identify the documents required. The organisation must submit the authorisation application and its attachments to the Suomi.fi official-assisted authorisation service. An official will register the authorisations presented in the application in the authorisation register on the applicant’s behalf.
Read more about authorisation applications: You can grant Suomi.fi authorisations with the help of an official
What does the end of the Katso service mean?
If you are using Katso IDs, you can no longer access the Incomes Register with them starting from 1 January 2021. Sign in to the Incomes Register’s e-service using your personal online banking codes, a mobile certificate or a certificate card. A mobile certificate or certificate card may also be provided by your organisation.
If you use the Incomes Register on behalf of another party using Katso authorisations, you need to apply for the Suomi.fi authorisations required to replace them. You can no longer use Katso authorisations from 1 January 2021. Katso authorisations will not automatically convert into Suomi.fi authorisations.
- Digital and Population Data Services Agency: Official-assisted authorisation service to start in June
- Information on e-Authorisations (Suomi.fi)
- Incomes Register FAQs: Authorisation
- An increasing number of companies can now authorise using Suomi.fi authorisations
- Katso service to go out of use – Suomi.fi authorisations available for new users
- Municipalities: Katso service to go out of use – what to do (in Finnish)
- Read more about the Incomes Register's identification options