Online registration available for private traders from 1 March 2017

It is now possible for private traders to file their start-up notifications to the Finnish Trade Register online.

Online registration will be available from 1 March 2017 at the website, which is jointly maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and the Finnish Tax Administration.

The online start-up notification costs 75 euros.

It is already possible for private traders to inform about common changes or the termination of business using the online services at the website.

Please note that the forms must always be filled in either in Finnish or in Swedish.

Online start-up notification

The online start-up notification can only be filed by the private trader. No other person, such as a representative, can do it on his or her behalf. The private trader must have a Finnish personal identity code and personal internet banking codes or an electronic identity card (HST card).

The online start-up notification is recorded by the Trade Register. Once you have filed your start-up notification and you have been issued a Business Identity Code (Business ID), you can have your business recorded in the registers of the Finnish Tax Administration using an online notification of changes at

Re-registration of terminated business

Private traders’ Business IDs are permanent. As of 1 March 2017, private traders who have terminated their business can re-register using the online services at, both with the Trade Register and with the Tax Administration registers, if they re-start their business.

More information

You will find instructions for filing an online start-up notification at the website. Go to

The Finnish Enterprise Agencies and Enterprise Finland provide professional assistance for starting a business.

Go to the Finnish Enterprise Agencies website.

Go to the Enterprise Finland website.

For more information on notifications sent to the Trade Register, please contact

Trade Register’s Advisory Service, tel. +358 29 509 5900, Mon - Fri 9.00 - 16.15

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Latest update 02.03.2017