Åland Tax Border Declaration Service (ALA)
ALA is Customs’ system for VAT taxation pertaining to the Åland tax border.
Online service of the ALA system for registered customers
Businesses can log in to the service using Suomi.fi identification and authorise another party to transact on their behalf under the Suomi.fi authorisation. The Katso ID can, for the time being, still be used by businesses that cannot use Suomi.fi identification yet. Read more about identification and authorisations
In addition, using the online service requires users to register as customers.
Via the online service of the ALA system, a summary of import VAT declarations can be provided electronically. (Huom: tästä lausesta puuttuu ensimmäinen kirjain fi-sivuilla:”LA-järjestelmän”) The VAT declarations are still to be provided using form 118A or similar and to be submitted in paper format to Mariehamn Customs.
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 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.