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Limited liability companies and co-operatives: File your financial statements by 11 September 2024 to avoid deregistration

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) will remove from the Finnish Trade Register or place into receivership limited liability companies and co-operatives that - despite reminder letters - have not filed their financial statements.

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.

Companies risking deregistration

Our third deregistration in 2024 includes now ca 4.700 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.

The deadline of 11 September 2024 for filing the financial statements has been entered by the PRH in the Finnish Trade Register record of those companies.

See the list of the companies in the deregistration (a reminder recorded on 27.5.2024):

A Trade Register extract including the entry has been sent to each company’s address recorded in the Finnish Business Information System or to a person responsible for the company.

A reminder will also be published in the Official Journal.

Submit your financial statements to the PRH by 11 September 2024

Submit the financial statements by the deadline 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 100 euros for financial statements that have been filed late.

Deregistration in October 2024

We deregister a company if they do not submit their financial statements by the deadline, and there is no basis for ordering the business into liquidation. Deregistration will take place in October 2024.

If the company is deregistered from the Trade Register, the company can appeal the decision to the Administrative Court of Helsinki.

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 further information, please contact

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

Printable version Latest update 29.05.2024