Processing times for returns and applications

Processing time refers to the time that starts when a return or an application arrives at the Tax Administration. The processing time mostly depends on whether we need to ask you for more information regarding your return or application.

Estimated processing time

The estimated processing time is a current forecast of the time it will take to process the return or application.

Processing times for returns and applications
Return or application Estimated processing time Note

Registration

Form Y1
Form Y2
Form Y3

Form Y4
Form Y5
Form Y6

 

3-4 weeks
3-4 weeks
3-4 weeks

3-4 weeks
3-4 weeks
3-4 weeks

 

You enter into the Tax Administration registers in the YTJ service (ytj.fi).

Your notification will first be processed at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.

After this, the Tax Administration receives the notification for processing.

The estimated processing time includes the processing time of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.

Value-added taxation     
VAT return  1 week   
VAT return, cases that require further clarification  10 weeks   
Written guidance 5 weeks  
Income taxation    
Business owners and the self-employed, general and limited partnerships    

Changing prepayments

1-3 days1
1-2 weeks2

1 In the MyTax e-service
2 On a paper form

Advance ruling

6 weeks

 
Corporate entities    

Prepayment request

1-2 days1

1 In the MyTax e-service

Advance ruling

8 weeks

 

Car tax

 

 

Car tax returns (used motor vehicles)

3 weeks

If the assessment of tax requires additional gathering of information or defining of the vehicle's value, the processing time may be several weeks longer.

Request for payment arrangement

1 week

 

Claims for adjustment

   
Registration 2 months  
Self-assessed taxes (VAT, etc.) 6 months  
A late-filing penalty charge 9 months  
Income taxation    
individuals 12 months  

the self-employed, general and limited partnerships

6 months

 

corporate entities

12 months

 
Inheritance taxation 6 months  
Car tax 4 months If vehicle value must be manually defined for a second time, the processing may be delayed by several months.
Application matters    

Advance ruling (VAT)

Advance ruling on withholding

4 weeks

4 weeks