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Starting date

As a rule the starting date of a legal unit is the date of its registration with the Tax Administration or in the Company Register, or in the case of a natural person the starting date of Business ID. The data are also deduced from the starting dates of data describing certain characteristics, and artificial dates are used to substitute missing and erroneous data, especially in the case of older units.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

An enterprise is registered in the Business Register as having started when it becomes an employer or becomes liable to pay value added tax, or is entered into the preliminary tax withholding register. An enterprise is also registered as having started when its form changes from a trading name to a corporate from or when it receives a new business ID in consequence of an incorporation or merger. Starting date is derived from data obtained from the Tax Administration.



Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 4 December 2006

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Related concepts

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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