The statistical declaration may be completed and submitted on an electronic form on Posti Messaging TYVI service pages www.tyvi.fi. The statistical declaration can also be sent as a standard format file using the TYVI service. Use of data transfer requires both a Katso ID and Posti Messaging TYVI Pro user ID which is subject to charge.
The electronic form is well suited for information providers whose declaration comprises less than 50 commodity codes; however, it is also possible to declare larger numbers of commodity codes.
Using the electronic Intrastat form requires a Katso ID. The Katso ID is issued to companies and it is used for example for accessing the e-services of the Finnish Tax Administration.
The Katso ID can be applied for at https://yritys.tunnistus.fi > in English. It is free of charge. The TulliIntrastat role includes authorisation to send Intrastat declarations (a Katso Master User does not need this authorisation).
An Intrastat declaration can be submitted using a sub-ID (PWD=Password) or strong authentication (OTP=One Time Password).
More information about the Katso ID: http://www.vero.fi/katso
Submitting statistical declarations online in file format
The statistical declaration can also be sent as a standard format file using the TYVI service. Using data transfer requires both a Katso ID and Posti Messaging TYVI Pro user ID.
Posti Messaging TYVI Pro user ID
TYVI Pro ID can be applied at http://www.tyvi.fi > in English > Order here. It is subject to charge.
Posti Messaging concludes a service contract with the customer. It takes approximately three working days to get the ID.
The statistical declaration is submitted as an ASCII format file or as a CSV file (an Excel spreadsheet is saved in CSV format). File transfer is well suited for declarants declaring a large number of commodity codes and whose statistical data can be obtained partly or entirely in electronic format from the company's own data systems. The TYVI Pro service does not require separate file testing. When using file transfer, the system immediately checks whether the data is correct, therefore it is not possible to submit faulty codes, for example.
Information on Intrastat ASCII declaration, instructions for creating and uploading CSV files as well as an Excel spreadsheet model are available at the Finnish Customs website http://tulli.fi/en/intrastat_en.
ASCII file description as well as instructions for creating CSV files and an Excel spreadsheet model
copy as spreadsheet model