Via the online service of the ALA system, a summary of import VAT declarations (recapitulative statement) can be provided electronically. The VAT declarations are provided using form 118A or similar and are submitted in paper format to Mariehamn Customs.
In addition, using the online service requires the user to register as a customer.
When the summary of declarations is saved in the online service, the system generates a payment reference that must be used when paying the VAT to Customs. Customers, who submit the summary of declarations to Mariehamn Customs in paper format instead of electronically, must also obtain a payment reference from the ALA online service.
The service contains links to the most common online banks, and via these, the VAT due can be paid straight away.
Telephone support of the online service
Telephone support for users of the online service of the ALA system is provided by Mariehamn Customs. Advice is given in Finnish and Swedish.
By calling this number, you can ask for advice in questions concerning the online service and the content of the declarations. Customs will inform about service disruptions separately.