Business ID

The Business ID (Business Identity Code) is a code given to businesses and organizations by the PRH or the Tax Administration. It consists of seven digits, a dash and a control mark, for example 1234567-8.

The Business ID identifies the business. However, it is not possible to conclude from an ID whether a business has been registered with the Tax Administration registers or the Trade Register. If you need that information, please check it at the BIS search, the PRH, or the Tax Administration.

IDs to businesses

A new business is issued an ID once its start-up notification has been registered at the Business Information System (BIS), which is a system jointly maintained by the PRH and the Tax Administration.

When you submit your start-up notification (private traders and limited liability companies), in the online service at ytj.fi, you will get a Business ID after you have signed the notification, paid the Trade Register handling fee, and sent the notification in the online service.

If you submit your start-up notification on a paper form, you will get a Business ID within a couple of days after filing the notification.

You do not receive any separate confirmation that a Business ID has been issued, but you can check it at the company search after two workdays from filing the start-up notification. Go to the BIS company search.

IDs to associations

On 18 September 2019, all associations entered in the PRH Register of Associations received a Business ID. The associations’ registration numbers are no longer in use.

If your association had a Business ID before 18 September 2019, it remains the same.

A new association filed with the Register of Associations is issued a Business ID once its start-up notification has been registered in the Business Information System (BIS).

You will not receive any separate confirmation that a Business ID has been issued, You can use the company search at ytj.fi to check the Business ID by the name of your association two workdays after filing the start-up notification. Go to the BIS company search.