Limited liability companies and co-operatives: Submit your financial statements in time – free of charge

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has sent a letter to 1.500 limited liability companies and co-operatives, reminding them about the obligation to file their financial statements.

The letter was sent to those limited liability companies and co-operatives whose financial period ended in February 2019 and whose financial statements for the period had not been recorded in the Finnish Trade Register by 16 September 2019.

The letter was sent to the email address, mailing address or street address given by the company to the Trade Register.

The companies now receiving the letter are not yet late submitting their financial statements. You can ignore the letter if your company has already submitted the financial statements to the Trade Register.

You can use the Virre Information Service to check free of charge if the financial statements of your company have been recorded in the Trade Register. Go to the financial statements search in Virre.

Please note: The Finnish Tax Administration will only forward financial statements to the PRH if the documents have been submitted with the tax return exactly as instructed by the Tax Administration.

A fee of 85 euros for late submission of financial statements

All limited liability companies and co-operatives must file their financial statements with the Trade Register for each financial period, even if they have interrupted or stopped their business activities.

Filing financial statements is free of charge when done within eight months from the end of the financial period. If you file the financial statements later, we will send your company an invoice of 85 euros for registering the overdue financial statements.

Instructions on how to file financial statements are available at prh.fi. The instructions include information like what documents each company form must send to the PRH. Read our instructions on how to submit financial statements to the Trade Register.


For more information, please contact:

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

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Latest update 20.09.2019