Examples of company mandates
This page has some examples of situations in which a company grants another company or a person a mandate to deal with the tasks or matters they select.
For more detailed instructions on granting mandates, see the Grant a mandate as a company or an organisation page.
Only a company, association or other organisation can grant a mandate to see granted and expired mandates. The mandate can only be granted to a person. Note that you cannot request this mandate.
The mandate can be granted
When determining the mandate details, select mandate for transactions as mandate type and ‘Seeing information in the authorisation register’ as mandate theme. Such mandates should be granted with caution because the assignee will get access to personal data on other assignees and this data must be processed in accordance with the data protection legislation.
You can view the mandates as follows:
This example describes a situation in which a company grants its accounting firm a mandate to manage the company's tax affairs and to deal with matters related to the Incomes Register.
If you wish to grant your accounting firm a mandate to act on behalf of the company, do this:
This example describes a situation in which an accounting firm gives its employee the right to grant other employees mandates to deal with customers’ affairs.
When you want to give your employee the right to grant mandates to other employees to manage affairs using mandates received from the company's customers, do this:
Employees who have been given the representative’s right to grant a mandate can act on behalf of the company in selected mandate themes as follows:
This example describes a situation in which an accountant is granted a mandate to take care of a customer company’s tax affairs in MyTax.
Step 1: The customer company grants the accounting firm a mandate for transactions
A customer company grants an accounting firm a mandate for transactions to deal with its tax affairs in the manner described under the example “How does a company grant an accounting firm a mandate to manage the company's tax affairs and to deal with matters related to the Incomes Register?” above.
The accounting firm may also itself request a mandate from a customer company as described on the Request a mandate as a company or an organisation page.
Also familiarise yourself with the Finnish Tax Administration’s instruction How to grant a Suomi.fi authorisation for tax mattersOpens in a new window..
Step 2: The accounting firm grants the accountant a mandate to represent
To make it possible for an accountant to use e-services with a mandate the company has received from its customer, do this:
Step 3: An employee acts on behalf of a customer company
When an accountant has received a mandate to represent, that employee can take care of all tax matters or the tax returns only on the customer's behalf. They log into MyTax using their personal IDs and select the company on behalf of which they want to act. Accountants who have received a customer-specific mandate to represent can only select those customers whose affairs they are entitled to deal with based on a valid mandate to represent.
This example describes a situation in which an accounting firm wishes to extend the mandates for transactions received from all customers before the current mandates expire.
When you want to request new mandates for transactions from different customers on the basis of existing mandates, do the following:
Please note that the employees' mandates to represent are not automatically extended, but they must also be extended if they end at the same time as the mandates for transactions previously received from the customer. You can extend the mandates to represent at the same time in accordance with the example “How the accounting firm grants the new client's mandates to represent to employees who handle the affairs of the client in question?”.
This example describes the situation in which an accounting firm has requested mandates for transactions from a new customer and, at the same time, grants mandates to represent to the employees handling the affairs of that client.
When you want to grant the employees mandates to represent on the basis of the sent mandate requests, do the following:
This example describes a situation in which the accounting firm has received new mandates for transactions from customers and grants all employees managing the customer relationship a mandate to represent on the basis of the new mandates for transactions.
When you want to grant multiple mandates to represent on the basis of a new mandate, do the following:
This example describes a situation in which the customer relationship has ended and the accounting firm simultaneously cancels all the mandates for transactions received from the customer and the mandate to represent granted to the employee for the customer in question.
To invalidate all the mandates of an expired customer relationship at the same time, do the following: