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

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has sent reminder letters to limited liability companies and co-operatives that have not submitted their financial statements to the Finnish Trade Register 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.

The PRH can deregister even an active business if they do not submit their financial statements, and there is no basis for ordering the business into liquidation.

Run a Financial statements search in the Virre Information Service free of charge to see which of your company’s financial statements have been recorded in the Finnish Trade Register. Go to Virre Information Service.

Please note that the Finnish Tax Administration will only forward financial statements to the PRH if the documents have been submitted together 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, submit the financial statements by the deadline given in the letter. We do not extend the deadline for submitting financial statements.

Submit the approved financial statements for the most recent financial period that has ended, and other missing financial statements. On the prh.fi website, you will find instructions on what documents each company form must send to the PRH. Read our instructions on how to submit financial statements to the Finnish Trade Register.

Please note that the handling fee is 85 euros if you file financial statements 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.

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). Read more about deregistration on the prh.fi website.


For more information, please contact:

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

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Latest update 05.11.2020