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 August 2021. 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.

Read more about the Incomes Register’s authorisation codes.

Start granting Suomi.fi-authorisations

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.

Start granting Suomi.fi-authorisations using an authorisation application

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 September 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. Katso authorisations will not automatically convert into Suomi.fi authorisations.

Why is it that the Incomes Register does not show me the details of the company or organisation whose matters I handle?

Starting 1 July 2021, if you use a strong personal identifier to log in, your authorisation is no longer checked in the list of Katso service authorisations. You need a Suomi.fi authorisation to replace the Katso authorisation.

You can use the service with your Katso ID until your Suomi.fi authorisation is in place. Please note, however, that the Katso identification system is discontinued on 31 August 2021.

When you identify yourself to the service with your online banking codes, a mobile certificate or a certificate card, your authorisation to handle matters on behalf of the organisation will be checked with the

  • Trade Register
  • Business Information System (BIS)
  • Register of Associations
  • Suomi.fi Authorisations service.

Sign into the e-service using Katso ID

Instructions on how to unlock a locked Katso ID

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