The use of the Katso service will be discontinued on 31 December 2020. The service will be replaced by Suomi.fi e-Identification and Suomi.fi e-Authorizations. Now is a good time to set up Suomi.fi 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 Suomi.fi 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 Suomi.fi 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 Suomi.fi e-Authorizations on their own initiative straight away.