Association decides to dissolve

An association decides itself about its dissolution.

The phases of dissolution are as follows:

1. An association decides to dissolve. The decision is made by a meeting of the association or a meeting of delegates, according to the rules of the association.

2. When the association has decided to dissolve, there are two ways to carry out the liquidation proceedings:

  • The liquidation proceedings are carried out by the executive committee.
  • The liquidation proceedings are carried out by a liquidator or liquidators, if a meeting of the association has chosen them to replace the executive committee.

3. When the liquidation proceedings are completed, the association files a notification of termination. The association is considered dissolved when the PRH has registered the dissolution in the Register of Associations.

The dissolution proceedings based on the decision of the association is regulated in section 40 of the Finnish Associations Act. Please read the law before you start dissolving an association.

See the Associations Act in the reference database of Finnish legislation Finlex (in Finnish).

See the Associations Act in the reference database of Finnish legislation Finlex (in Swedish).

See also our website for an unofficial English translation of the Associations Act.

How to file the notification

File a notification of termination after the liquidation proceedings are completed.

The notification is free of charge.

In order to file the notification, you must have the following details on every liquidator:

  • their full name;
  • their Finnish personal identity code; and
  • their municipality of residence.

It is not possible to file the notification online.

File the notification using form Y4a (notification of changes and termination), appendix form 20A and the personal data form. Please note that the forms are only available in Finnish and in Swedish. Save the forms to your computer, fill them in and print out.

Go to the forms at ytj.fi: Notification of dissolution of an association (including form Y4a, appendix form 20A, and personal data form).

Who signs the notification?

If the executive committee has carried out the liquidation proceedings, the chairperson of the executive committee signs the notification.

If a liquidator or liquidators have carried out the liquidation proceedings, one of the liquidators signs the notification.


Send the notification by post to:

Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) – Finnish Tax Administration
Business Information System
P.O. Box 2000
FI-00231 Helsinki
FINLAND

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Latest update 18.09.2019