Limited liability companies and co-operatives: Submit your financial statements and your company avoids deregistration

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) will send reminder letters to 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.

All limited liability companies and co-operatives must draw up financial statements for each financial period, even if they are not carrying out business. The documents must be submitted to the Finnish Trade Register.

The PRH can deregister even an active business if they – despite reminders – do not submit their financial statements, and there is no basis for ordering the business into liquidation. The deregistration procedure 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). Read more about deregistration at

Financial statements that are submitted with the tax return, as instructed by the Finnish Tax Administration, are being forwarded to the Finnish Trade Register. In our Virre Information Service, you can check free of charge if your company’s financial statements have been registered at the Finnish Trade Register. Go to Virre Information Service.

How to proceed if you got a reminder letter?

If you want to keep your company in the Finnish Trade Register, fill in the enclosed form and attach your financial statement documents to it. Filing of financial statements is free of charge.

The PRH can deregister your company if you fail to react by the date given in the letter.

Read more about submitting financial statements to the Finnish Trade Register at

For more information, please contact:

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

Printable version
Latest update 06.03.2019