Founder of a new business – submit a start-up notification
Starting up business? Submit the start-up notification.
Once you have submitted the start-up notification, we will enter your company’s details in our customer register and send you instructions on how to report and pay taxes.
This is how to submit the start-up notification
When will I receive my business ID?
When you submit the start-up notification electronically, you will receive the business ID immediately. If you submit the start-up notification on a paper form, you will see the business ID within three days on the Company Search pages of the Finnish Patent and Register Office’s YTJ business information system.
When can I start business operations?
If your business is not subject to licence, you may start business operations immediately after submitting the start-up notification.
Once you have submitted the start-up notification and received your company’s business ID, you may
- open a separate bank account for business purposes
- arrange accounting issues
- take out the necessary insurance and see to other practical matters. Contact your insurance company for further information about statutory pension insurance (YEL) for the self-employed.
If you register for VAT or seek registration for VAT voluntarily, you may invoice only after your business is entered in the VAT Register.