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Private traders: how to file financial statements with the Finnish Trade Register

Private traders must file their financial statements only if at least two of the following thresholds were exceeded during the previous financial period and the one immediately preceding it:

  • net turnover was 12 million euros
  • balance sheet total was 6 million euros or
  • average number of employees was 50.

File your financial statements with the Finnish Trade Register within six months from the end of the financial period.

Who files the notification?

The private trader signs the notification. Read more at about how to sign using the online filing service at Open link in a new tab

Someone else can fill in the notification without authorisation and then ask the person signing to sign the notification online at Read more about how to sign notifications filled in by someone else online at Open link in a new tab

The private trader can also authorise someone else to sign the notification. Read more at about how to authorise using the online filing service at link in a new tab

What does it cost?

Filing financial statements is free of charge.

How to file

File your notification using our online service at The online service is available in Finnish and in Swedish. To use the service, you need a Finnish personal identity code and either personal internet banking codes, a mobile certificate, or an electronic identity card (HST card).

The service will help you fill in the notification. Fill in the required details and attach the documents needed.

Please note that the details and documents you submit, as well as the notification document created by the service, will be publicly available for anyone. Do not include any details that contain personal identity codes, home addresses, or other confidential details (such as health details or business secrets).

Go to the online service in Finnish and in Swedish at to file your notification.Open link in a new tab

If you file your notification on paper, the processing time will be longer than when filing online. Go to our instructions for paper forms.

What happens after registration?

As soon as the financial statements have been registered, a register extract will be sent to the company’s mailing address, as recorded in the Finnish Business Information System (BIS) at

The details on the financial statements are public and available from the PRH Virre Information Service. Go to Virre Information Service.Open link in a new tab

Several service providers use the details in financial statements. Read more about our co-operation partners providing details from financial statements.

Printable version Latest update 04.01.2023