Coronavirus: deadlines for filing notifications with the Finnish Trade Register

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Due to the coronavirus, companies have more limited opportunities than usual to fulfil their obligations to authorities.

We understand that the coronavirus causes difficulties for companies and businesses and therefore want to support entrepreneurs in all ways permitted by law.

Below you will find more instructions on the deadlines for filing notifications with the Finnish Trade Register.

Financial statements

Most companies must file their financial statements with the Finnish Trade Register. The deadline for filing is several months and varies by company type. For example, limited liability companies and co-operatives must file their financial statements with the register within eight months from the end of the financial period.

Limited liability companies and co-operatives can file the financial statements with their tax returns.

We charge a fee of 85 euros if the company files its financial statements late, in other words after the deadline set out in the law. Due to the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus, we now extend the deadline for filing by one month before we send the invoice for the fee.

The late filing fee applies to financial statements for financial periods ending on or after 1 January 2019.

Other notifications with a deadline

In some cases, companies must file a decision with the Finnish Trade Register by a deadline so that the decision will not expire. They include decisions on reduction of the share capital in limited liability companies and decisions on reorganisation of a business (merger, demerger or change of company type). Their deadline is laid down by law.

As an authority, we do not have the power to extend the deadline for these notifications. It is in the company's interest to make sure that its registered details are up to date.

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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