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Finland provides VAT support for Covid-19 crisis

  • Mar 27, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Finland is providing a range of Value Added Tax easements to help businesses cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow Avalara’s live global coronavirus Covid-19 VAT measures tracker.

Late payment penalties and interest charges will be waived on overdue payments until 31 August 2020. The first repayment of delayed VAT is due by 30 November 2020, with a reduced interest charge of 4%. This will be offered only on application to the Tax Authority.  Otherwise, filings and payments must go in on time, the 10th of the month or quarter after the reporting period. However, penalties on late filings, or fines and interest on late payments, may not be imposed if the taxpayer contacts the tax office.

Applications may be made for postponements and rescheduled payment plans on taxes.

The Finish tax authorites, VERO Skatt, will process VAT credit applications on an accelerated basis.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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