Who can act as an association representative in the Incomes Register?

An association's Chairman of the Board or authorised signatory who is registered in the Register of Associations and who has the right to represent the association alone can act in the Incomes Register's e-service on behalf of the association without a separate authorisation. These official roles are adequate authorisations for the purposes of the Incomes Register's e-service.

Granting authorisations for the use of the e-service

Other representatives of the association need a Suomi.fi authorisation to use the Incomes Register's e-service on behalf of the association. If an individual has the right to represent the association on their own, they can grant authorisations independently in the Suomi.fi e-Authorisations service.

If, according to the association's the signatory rule, the association must be represented jointly by two or more people or the authorised signatory has not been registered in the Register of Associations, authorisations must be granted using an authorisation application.

If the association's authorised signatory has the right to represent the association on their own and the right has been registered in the Register of Association, but they still cannot grant authorisations in the Suomi.fi e-Authorisations service, the authorised signatory must send a request for verification to the Register of Associations using the Finnish Patent and Registration Office’s feedback form.

On the form, you need to select 'Associations' and enter the following information in the text field:

  • 'Cannot grant Suomi.fi authorisations'
  • The association’s Business ID
  • The name of the person who cannot grant authorisations
  • An email address for responses.