Income earner's authorisations

Act on behalf of another individual

Every income earner can only see their own income data in the Incomes Register's e-service. If they so desire, income earners can also authorise another person or company to act on their behalf in the Incomes Register.

If you have previously authorised somebody to act on your behalf in tax matters, for example, you must now renew the authorisation. You can issue an authorisation for another person or company to act on your behalf in the Incomes Register at Suomi.fi e-Authorisations service. The name of the authorisation is "Processing incomes payment data".

A person authorised to process incomes payment data can conduct the following transactions on behalf of the authorising person:

  • browse income data
  • request transcripts related to income data
  • send messages related to income data
  • maintain contact information related to income data.

The income earner does not have to authorise their employer or other payer to report income data to the Incomes Register. Employers or payers are obligated, by law, to submit a report to the Incomes Register on any payments they have made. Persons aged under 18 years cannot authorise others to act on their behalf through Suomi.fi e-Authorisations.

Persons or companies may also ask another person for authorisation to act on their behalf in the Incomes Register. The mandate request is made in the Suomi.fi e-Authorisations service. The authorisation can be acted upon after the income earner who received the mandate request has approved it within the Suomi.fi e-Authorisations service. You can identify for the service on the Suomi.fi website.

When you are properly authorised, you can act on behalf of another person in the Incomes Register's e-service by first logging in at incomesregister.fi. Next, click Act on behalf of another person in the left-hand menu.

Acting on behalf of a minor

A guardian can act on behalf of his/her child aged under 15 years in the Incomes Register's e-service without a separate authorisation. The guardian can log into the Incomes Register's e-service with their personal online banking codes, a mobile certificate or a certificate card.

A person aged over 15 years is obliged to personally report to the Incomes Register the wages and other earned income they have paid. If the wage payer is aged 15–18 years and does not want to or cannot use the Incomes Register's e-service, they must report the wages on a paper form.