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Filing information on dividend distribution

If your company or corporate entity has agreed to distribute dividends and the year’s financial statements have been adopted, you must report the dividend distribution on the tax return. If the decision on the company’s profit distribution is made only after you have submitted the income tax return to the Tax Administration, inform the Finnish Tax Administration of the distribution within one month of the decision date. Note that an annual information return must be submitted separately on dividends or surplus

Submit the dividend distribution information in MyTax or via another e-filing channel

If you file your tax return in MyTax, also enter any necessary additions there. If you submit the return through another e-filing channel, use the same channel when you make additions. If you submit the return on paper, give the dividend distribution information by completing Form 63 and enclose a photocopy of the minutes of the company’s annual general meeting.

At the beginning of 2024, the Tax Administration opened a new API for the purposes of submitting information on profit distribution. This new API enables limited companies and cooperatives to report information on profit distribution, such as the amounts of dividends and additional dividends distributed, even after the tax return has been filed. This API can also be used by accounting firms that report profit distributions on behalf of their clients. 

Make sure the financial statements you submit to the Trade Register for publishing do not contain any confidential information (such as personal IDs). Read more about reporting additional dividend distribution only for the Tax Administration’s use (available in Finnish and Swedish, link to Finnish).

Up until when is it possible to use e-filing channels to submit tax information?

All e-filing channels can be used for filing up until the end of the tax assessment process. You can file profit distribution information for 15 months after the end of the company’s financial year if you use MyTax or the Tax Administration API. In other electronic channels, you can file profit distribution information for 10 months after the end of the financial year. If your company needs to submit profit distribution information later than 15 months after the end of the financial year, you must submit the information on paper (Form 63 and the minutes or an extract of the minutes of the annual general meeting).

Read more about filing dividend distribution information in the instructions for completing the income tax return (The decision on profit distribution)

Page last updated 4/9/2024