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 Finnish Trade Register, will deregister limited liability companies and co-operatives that have not filed their financial statements for registration.
The 4th deregistration in 2020 now includes about 4.800 limited liability companies and co-operatives that - despite reminder letters - have not submitted their financial statements to the Trade Register within two years.
The companies in the 4th deregistration are listed on the prh.fi website.
The companies on the list must file their financial statements with the Trade Register by 25 November 2020.
The PRH can deregister even an active limited liability company or co-operative if they do not file the financial statements by the deadline and if there is no basis for ordering the company into liquidation. Deregistration will take place in December 2020.
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.
You can use the Financial Statements Search in the Virre Information Service to check free of charge if the financial statements of your company have been recorded in the Trade Register. Go to the Virre Information Service.
The Finnish Tax Administration will only forward financial statements to the PRH if the documents have been submitted with the tax return exactly as instructed by the Tax Administration.
The PRH's right to deregister companies that have not filed their financial statements is based in each case on either the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act or the Finnish Co-operatives Act.
For more information, please contact:
Ms Terhi Maijala
Head of Law and Supervision
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
Tel. +358 29 509 5300
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