Things to consider

Here you can find useful links in the process of starting a company:

Business Information System (BIS)
Business Information System (BIS)

The notification of starting up a business is entered in the Trade Register of the Business Information System (BIS) and the business receives an individual business code. Entrepreneurs and companies selling products, services or labour must also sign up for the tax prepayment and value added tax registers.

More information: https://www.ytj.fi/en/index.html

Notification Forms (Y Forms)
Notification Forms (Y Forms)

You must notify the PRH and the Tax Administration when you start up a business or an organization, make changes to it, or terminate it. You can use our online filing service in Finnish or in Swedish to file some of the notifications but some can only be filed using our paper forms.

More information: https://www.ytj.fi/en/index/notifications.html

National Board Patent and Registration
National Board Patent and Registration

Check out the Finnish Patent and Registration office for more information:

https://www.prh.fi/en/index.html

Loans
Loans

Commercial banks and the state-owned Finnvera grant loans.

You can also apply for loan guarantees and export credit guarantees from Finnvera.

You can find more information in the website of any commercial bank and for Finnvera loans, please check: https://www.finnvera.fi/eng

Uusimaa Regional Tax Office
Uusimaa Regional Tax Office

More information on taxes for companies: http://www.vero.fi/en-US

Accounting
Accounting

According to the Accountancy Act every company is obliged to keep accounts. Entrepreneurs should in almost every case

outsource their bookkeeping and concentrate on making a profit. Most accountants are experts on bookkeeping, value
added tax and company taxation. They can also take care of wage payments and payroll accounting. Small companies may


also get support with cashflow planning. It is important to choose a good accountant.

You can find more information and contacts in our Service Providers list.

Domain Registration
Domain Registration

You can order the domain name either from an Internet service provider or through so called web hotels that provide all you need for a domain. The Finnish .FI country code is provided by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority.