PRH has deregistered companies that have not filed their financial statements for registration

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has removed from the Finnish Trade Register 2 970 limited liability companies and co-operatives that have not submitted their financial statements for registration within one year from the end of the financial period.

Deregistered companies

The deregistered companies are listed on the prh.fi website.

In February 2018, companies risking deregistration received a reminder letter from the PRH requesting them to file their financial statements for registration without delay. Read more about the reminder letter.

In April 2018, the PRH made an entry of the reminder letter in the Trade Register record of the company and published a public notice in the Official Journal. In the public notice, the PRH requested companies to file their financial statements by 14 August 2018.

The PRH has also informed the companies of the procedure using a number of communication channels.

Companies that have now been deregistered did not file their financial statements with the Finnish Trade Register by the deadline.

The PRH's right to deregister companies that have not filed their financial statements is based in each case on either the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act (chapter 20, section 4) or the Finnish Co-operatives Act (chapter 23, section 4).

Reminder letter erroneously sent to deregistered companies – no measures required

We have sent the companies a Trade Register extract about the deregistration.

Unfortunately, we also sent the companies a reminder letter by mistake requesting them to file their financial statements. If you have received a Trade Register extract about the deregistration of your company, you do not have to take any measures due to the reminder letter.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

What happens after deregistration?

Deregistration means that the business is out of action. Read more about deregistration.

Please contact the Trade Register’s Advisory Service for further details. See contact details at the end of this announcement.

A company that has been removed from the Finnish Trade Register is dissolved through a tax procedure. For more information about tax consequences, please contact the customer service of the Finnish Tax Administration. Go to the contact details of the Finnish Tax Administration at vero.fi.

Re-entry of removed company

You may apply for re-entry to the Finnish Trade Register. You must file your company’s financial statements to be re-entered. Please note that you must apply for re-entry at the PRH within five years of the removal from the register.

How to apply

Write a free-form application to apply for re-entry. Provide the following information in the application: the name and Business ID of the company that you request to be re-entered on the register, and the applicant’s contact details.

The application is signed by the applicant, or by a person he or she has authorised. Submit a power of attorney if an authorised person signs the application.

Fill in and sign a form to register financial statements. Submit the form and copies of the financial statements together with your application. Please note that the forms to register financial statements are only available in Finnish and in Swedish.

Send the application, the form and enclosures

  • as scanned files to valvonta[at]prh.fi or
  • by post to
    Finnish Patent and Registration Office
    Trade Register
    FI-00091 PRH, FINLAND.


For more information, please contact

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

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Latest update 07.09.2018