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 file their financial statements with the Finnish Trade Register for each financial period, even if they have interrupted or stopped their business activities.

You can use the Financial Statements Search in 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 Virre Information Service.

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.

How to proceed if you got a reminder letter?

If you want to keep your company in the Finnish Trade Register, file financial statements by the date given in the letter.

Please note that the handling fee is 85 euros if you file financial statements with the Trade Register later than within eight months from the end of the financial period. The fee is applicable for the first time to financial periods that ended in 2019. Do not pay the handling fee in advance. We will send you an invoice after the financial statements have been registered.

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.

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 prh.fi.

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 05.03.2020