General instructions on managing taxes and the estate's contact information
Arrange for an authorised agent
Giving a letter of authorisation to an agent can make it easier to deal with taxes.
Inform the Tax Administration of the address of the estate’s contact person
The estate’s shareholders must assume responsibility for keeping the address information up to date.
Submit the estate’s bank account number
Make sure of having informed the Tax Administration of the estate’s bank account number for tax refunds.
Pre-completed tax returns
Check the estate’s pre-completed return
We send the estate a pre-completed income tax return every year in spring, up to the time when the estate ceases to exist.
Tax refunds and back taxes
If the Tax Administration has the estate’s bank account number on file, we send the amount there.
The estate’s income, expenses and taxes
Selling the estate’s property and assets
Any sales must be reported to the Tax Administration. Read the instructions as appropriate for your circumstances.
Selling the estate’s property or inherited property – how to deal with taxes
When an estate rents out property and starts receiving rental income, the amount must be included in the estate’s income tax return.
When the estate is an owner of real estate, it is necessary to pay real estate tax.
Farming, agriculture and forestry
When the estate operates agriculture or forestry, the estate has to submit tax returns on its initiative.
Income tax returns required of foreign estates
If the status of the deceased person’s estate is foreign estate, it must pay tax on its income from Finnish sources only. The tax return must be submitted on the estate’s initiative.
When tax management is no longer necessary
Making the death estate cease
Death estates cease to exist when they are distributed and when a photocopy of the deed of distribution is delivered to the Tax Administration.
Handling the taxes of a death estate — other pages
- An authorisation makes it easier to deal with taxes
- Change of address
- The estate’s bank account
- The estate’s pre-completed tax return
- Tax refunds and back taxes
- Selling the estate’s property or inherited property – how to deal with taxes
- Rental income
- Real estate tax
- Operators of agriculture or forestry
- Foreign estate of a deceased person