The Incomes Register is an electronic database of incomes information
Individuals or households that employ people or pay others compensation for work must report the details of paid wages into the Incomes Register. The information must be reported within five days of each payment transaction.
The Incomes Register will replace the annual payroll information returns currently submitted to the Finnish Tax Administration, earnings-related pension providers, the Unemployment Insurance Fund and occupational accident insurers. The information required by various authorities will be submitted to the Incomes Register with a single report. The last annual payroll information returns will be filed to the Finnish Tax Administration, earnings-related pension providers and the Unemployment Insurance Fund for 2018.
What information will be reported to the Incomes Register?
Wages, bonuses, compensation for work and other earnings such as fringe benefits will be reported to the Incomes Register. Both tax-free and taxable reimbursements of expenses and costs must also be reported. There is no monetary minimum threshold; all earnings information must be reported regardless of the amount. Information will be reported for wages paid after 1 January 2019.
Citizens can view their data in the Incomes Register
Individuals can view their own earnings, pension and benefits information in the Incomes Register. All information is presented in the Income Register's e-service in real time. Users will only be able to view information for which they have the rights or authorisation.
Earnings payment data will be available for viewing in the Incomes Register in 2019, followed by pension and benefits data in 2020.
Individuals are not required to report their own income to the Incomes Register. This information is reported by the employer in each case.