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Where can I find the bank account number and the reference?

This guidance is for both individual and corporate taxpayers.

You can look up the numbers you need either in MyTax or on your tax decision. The Tax Administration’s bank account numbers are not on It is not enough to just state the bank account number when you have to pay a tax. You must enter your personalised reference number for tax payment.

See instructions: How to pay taxes in MyTax

Whenever you pay taxes, you must have the following information at hand:

  • The amount of the tax and the due date
  • The Tax Administration's bank account number
  • The reference number for the type of taxes you are paying

Whenever you pay taxes, you must enter a reference number

The Tax Administration has bank accounts in Danske Bank and Nordea. It is not enough to just state the bank account number. You must also enter the reference number. This is necessary, so your payment can be matched with the right tax. Every taxpayer has a personalised reference number. Correspondingly, every type of tax has their own reference number. Your reference numbers remain the same.

Example: You receive a reference number for real estate tax on your real estate tax decision. You can also find that number in MyTax. You can use the same reference number for this year’s real estate tax and for paying real estate taxes in future. However, this number is for real estate taxes only. Do not use it for other taxes. In the same way, it is a personalised reference number only for you. Do not use it if you are paying real estate taxes on someone else’s (like your spouse’s) behalf.

The Tax Administration’s reference numbers are in the “RF” format. Write the reference number in full, including the letters RF. Sometimes you may be unable to enter the reference number (e.g. if you are using a foreign bank’s e-service). In this case, you can enter it in the message field.

Tax payments at tax offices and other service offices of the Tax Administration

Additionally, you can pay taxes in cash, by bank card or credit card at some tax offices and other Tax Administration’s offices. There is no service fee. If you come to the tax office, bring along the reference numbers that concern the tax you are paying. You can see the numbers on your tax decision or in MyTax.

We recommend that you bring exact change. If you pay with coins, please note that we do not accept more than 50 coins at a time. If you pay with a credit card, the following cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Diners and Discover.

You can pay taxes at the following offices of the Tax Administration:

In the Åland Islands, the State Office of Åland offers cashier services for tax payment free of charge.