Use of the Katso service will be discontinued – this is how to start using the service


The use of the Katso service will be discontinued on 31 December 2020. The service will be replaced by e-Identification and e-Authorizations. Now is a good time to set up e-Authorizations as it will enable smooth use of the services of TE Services, Kela, the Finnish Tax Administration, the Incomes Register and other authorities after the Katso service has been discontinued.

It has been possible to log into the electronic services of TE Services by using either e-Identification (e.g. online banking codes) or the Katso IDs (organisation ID, especially for companies). It has also been possible to use both of them to authorise other users to manage matters.

In January 2021, the Katso ID can no longer be used for identification and the roles and authorisations in the Katso service will no longer be valid. The authorisations currently in the Katso service will not be transferred to the new service. They must be created again in e-Authorizations.

Private individuals as well as companies and organisations for which the signatories can be determined from the Trade Register or the Register of Associations can start to use e-Authorizations on their own initiative straight away.

Webinar: How to move from the Katso service to using the services?

The webinar on 6 October 2020 from 13.00 to 15.00 demonstrates how a mandate application is completed in the mandate service provided by officials. Participants will also learn how to use e-Authorizations in the services of Kela, the Finnish Tax Administration and Finnish Customs and how to replace the Katso roles with mandate themes in e-Authorizations.

You can send questions related to the services to our specialists in advance. The questions will be used in planning the webinar. If possible, we will also include answers to the most common questions in the material sent to the participants after the event.

The webinar is free of charge and open to everyone.

Registration and further information

Read more about authorisations and how to start using the service

E-services for companies and employers/logging into the service (link in Finnish)

Start using e-Authorizations (

Use of Katso service will be discontinued – users must move to service (

Information for municipalities on how to move to e-Authorizations ( (link in Finnish)