Limited liability companies and co-operatives that have not filed financial statements risk being struck off the Trade Register

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), which maintains the Trade Register, will de-register limited liability companies and co-operatives that – despite reminder letters – have not filed their financial statements for registration.

The first de-registration in 2017 includes 950 limited liability companies and co-operatives that have not submitted their financial statements within two years and six months.

List of the businesses risking de-registration (pdf, 0.1 Mt)

The list in Excel format (xlsx, 0.04 Mt)

The businesses on the list must file their financial statements by 4 October 2017. The instructions for filing financial statements are available on the PRH website. Read the instructions.

The PRH can de-register even an active business if they do not file the financial statements by the deadline, 4 October 2017, and there is no basis for ordering the business into liquidation. De-registration will take place in October 2017.

All limited liability companies and co-operatives must prepare financial statements for each financial period, even if they are not active. The documents must also be submitted to the Trade Register (this does not apply to housing co-operatives and mutual real estate limited companies under the Housing Companies Act).

Read more about the obligation to submit the financial statements.

Read more about de-registration.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Terhi Maijala
Head of Law and Supervision
Tel. +358 (0)40 8267542

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Latest update 26.06.2017