Public Notice Given in Accordance with Section 24 of the Trade Register Act to Closed-Down Limited Companies
Limited companies that have not submitted any notifications to the Trade Register since 1992, and are presumed to have closed down their business will be removed from the Register. Housing companies, however, will not be deleted from the Register.
The particulars of limited companies have been compared with the particulars contained in the Finnish Business Information System (www.ytj.fi) to ensure that still operating limited companies will not be removed from the Register. Limited companies entered into the Prepayment Register, the VAT Register, or the Employer Register kept by the Tax Authorities are considered as active and are therefore not struck off the Register.
In May 2003, we sent an enquiry to 24,000 limited companies that were subject to our striking-off procedure, in order to find out whether the limited companies still carry on business. About 3,000 still operating limited companies answered our enquiry.
A public notice to approximately 21,000 limited companies that still are subject to our striking-off procedure is published on 1 September 2003 in Trade Register Gazette no 35A. In the notice, the National Board of Patents and Registration (NBPR) invites limited companies to report in writing and not later than on 1 December 2003 whether they carry on business (please send the answer to this address: National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, Trade Register, P.O. Box 1150, FIN-00101 Helsinki, or to this fax number: +358 (0) 9 6939 5602). If a limited company does not report itself before the appointed date, and no other information verifies its operation, it will be removed from the Register in December 2003.
The Trade Register Gazette no 35A is available at NBPR’s PatRek Client Service at the address Arkadiankatu 6 A, 00100 Helsinki. The Gazette has also been sent to Employment and Economic Development Centres (TE Centres), Local Register Offices ("maistraatti" in Finnish), and Enterprise Agencies.
For further details, please contact
Anne Pirttimäki +358 (0) 9 6939 5408,
Ritva Vähäkuopus +358 (0) 9 6939 5646,
Ulpu Malinen +358 (0) 9 6939 5629, or
Marjut Pohjolainen +358 (0) 9 6939 5313