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 company search, PRH, or 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 online (private traders and limited liability companies), you will get a Business ID after signing the notification and paying the Trade Register handling fee.

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 company search.

IDs to associations

When a non-profit association is entered into the Register of Associations, it is issued a six-digit registration number, not a Business ID. The PRH Register of Associations is not part of the BIS system.

However, a non-profit association is issued a Business ID if it registers with the Trade Register, which is maintained by PRH, or with the VAT Register, Prepayment Register, and Employer Register, which are maintained by the Tax Administration.

Read more about Business IDs for associations on the PRH website.