Receive less paper mail – start using

When you have activated messages, the Tax Administration sends you only electronic messages. Activate e-messaging on After that, every time when new information on your taxes appears in MyTax, you will receive e-mail to the address you have given.

How to activate messages

If you activate Messages by the end of November, you will not receive your tax card for 2020 by post. Instead, you will receive your tax card in MyTax during December. The card will come into force on 1 February 2020.

Important notes

When you have activated messages, you will receive an e-mail whenever MyTax has any new information about your taxes. When such an e-mail arrives, log in to MyTax to see what the subject of the message is. You can see that under Notes after you have logged in. For example, if you have received a new letter, you can click on the link to open and read it.

Please note that you must log in to MyTax with your e-bank codes or mobile certificate every time. In other words, you cannot switch over to MyTax directly from the message you receive from However, when you have logged in to MyTax, you can switch over to messages. When you have logged in to MyTax, you can see the link on the Taxpayer details tab. Go to Delivery method for mail, click on the question mark and select Go to Messages. If you have any unread messages, you can mark them as “read” so that will no longer send you reminders of unread messages normally sends you reminder messages once a week for an entire month unless you go to and mark them as “read”.

When messages has been activated, your default setting in MyTax is Only in MyTax, which means that all your tax correspondence arrives at MyTax. (An exception to this rule is the revised tax card, which you can always request to be delivered by post to your home address or your employer’s address.)If you prefer, you can switch back to paper mail and begin receiving all your tax correspondence by post again. Note: this setting will not become effective until the next day.

When you activate messages, you also agree to receive all correspondence from other public authorities electronically. To find a list of the Finnish authorities that use messages, visit