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Enterprise Finland’s Talousapu advisory service has established a national helpline for guidance on what to do in situations caused by the coronavirus crisis. Call tel. + 358 29 502 4880 for service in Finnish, Swedish or English on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm. The service also provides help to businesses with financial and payment issues for the cost of a normal phone call.
Suomen Yrittäjät also offers the services of a lawyer and a therapist via its #ostapieneltä (Buy from SMEs) support group on Facebook. The lawyer answers questions on weekdays between 3 pm and 8 pm, and the therapist moderates the group for three hours each day.
Finland’s Tax Administration (Vero) has introduced several changes due to the coronavirus situation. Among other things, businesses can apply for additional time to submit their tax returns, the Tax Administration will waive the fine for submitting returns late with a valid reason, and the terms of payment arrangements will be eased for the time being, in light of the situation. Find updated information on how the coronavirus has affected the filing and paying of taxes and taxpayer services on the website.
The state financing company Finnvera says it is ready and willing to increase corporate financing of SMEs to help enterprises make it through the coronavirus crisis. Call tel. 029 460 2582 for free financial advice every weekday from 9 am to 4:15 pm. See the website for more information on how Finnvera can help enterprises in these exceptional times.
The investment promotion agency Business Finland opened two new funding services on 19 March for SMEs experiencing difficulties due to the coronavirus. Business Finland has also compiled a list of news items and services related to the coronavirus outbreak on its website.
Finland’s Ministry of Finance website contains, among other things, a link to government advice and information on coronavirus and news of a recent budget increase to manage and prevent the effects of the coronavirus on SMEs in service sectors, and other sectors as appropriate.
Unemployment Fund for Finnish Entrepreneurs (SYT) has put together instructions in Finnish on what to do if an entrepreneur is placed in quarantine or contracts the coronavirus, as well as information in English about what happens if you go out of business.