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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 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 the Financial statements search in the Virre Information Service.Open link in a new tab

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?

Submit the financial statements by the deadline given in the letter if you want to keep your company in the Finnish Trade Register. We do not extend the deadline for submitting financial statements.

See our instructions on filing financial statements and a list of the required financial statement documents.

We charge a handling fee of 85 euros for financial statements that have been filed late.

Deregistration from the Trade Register or receivership 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 website.

For more information, please contact:

Advisory Service, Finnish Trade Register
Tel. +358 29 509 5030
Mon–Fri 9.00–15.00

Printable version Latest update 13.12.2023