Individuals

You can view your own data in the Incomes Register

As an individual, you can view your earnings payment data in the Incomes Register’s e-service. From 2021 onwards, you can also view data in the e-service on pensions and benefits paid to you. You can access the Incomes Register on behalf of another individual or company if you have received an authorisation.

Protect your income data and carefully consider to whom you give authorisation to use it

You can always see the wages and benefits paid to you directly in the Incomes Register. You never need any third-party service for viewing your data.

If you want a summary of your income, you can request an Incomes Register extract through the Incomes Register online service. The extract shows all wages, pensions and benefits reported to the Incomes Register. If you want a more detailed specification, you can search and view the data on the “Personal income data” page in the online service.

The Incomes Register recommends that you do not give viewing or access rights to your income data to any third-party services. Such services typically use special screen scraping software or an online application to collect information from the online service’s view.

How to view your data in the Incomes Register

1) Sign in to the Incomes Register’s e-service

Identify yourself using online banking codes, a mobile certificate or a certificate card.

Read more about identification.

Incomes Register sign in

2) Select a role

  • Select “Act as a private individual” if you want to view your own earnings payment data.
  • Select “Act on behalf of another individual” if you are using the service on behalf of your underage child or an individual who authorised you.

3) Select “Personal income data”

In the Incomes Register, you can view the following data reported for you:

  • wages
  • fringe benefits
  • fees
  • non-wage compensation for work (if your company is not in the prepayment register)
  • other earned income
  • tax-exempt and taxable reimbursements of expenses
  • information on international work
  • absence and employment relationship data (if your employer has reported this data)
  • pensions and benefits.

All data is reported to the Incomes Register regardless of the amount – there is no lower limit. Payments paid to minors must also be reported.

Watch the instructional video on how to view your own income data in the Incomes Register’s e-service:

How to use the Incomes Register - View your own income data (YouTube, 2:33 min)

The payer reports data to the Incomes Register

The employer or other payer reports data on payments to the Incomes Register. The data is usually available in the Incomes Register within five calendar days after the payment date. If the data is not available in the Incomes Register, contact your employer or other payer to ensure whether the data has been reported to the Incomes Register.

Households may also act as employers and pay wages.

Read more about when households report data to the Incomes Register.

Data in the Incomes Register is used as grounds for decisions

The authorities use data reported to the Incomes Register as the basis for many types of decisions. The data is used by unemployment funds for calculating allowances and by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) when granting allowances paid to employers, for example. The Tax Administration uses data reported to the Incomes Register for pre-completed tax returns and revised tax cards.

Access the Incomes Register’s e-service to check what income data your employer has reported to the Incomes Register. As income earner you will also be able to request Incomes Register extract concerning your own income information.

If the data is incorrect, ask your employer to correct the data reported to the Incomes Register.

Infographic depicting how an income earner's data is used.