Registration of a gift notification
A gift notification can be drawn up on a gift of movable property between close relatives. After a gift notification has been submitted a period follows after which the donor’s creditors can no longer demand that the gift be returned.
Draw up a gift notification on a gift of movable property. if you have received the gift from your spouse, from a relative directly in the previous or next generation or their spouse, or another person of particular importance with whom you live in the same household. You do not need to submit a notification on a normal gift.
After you have submitted a gift notification to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency a period follows after which the donor’s creditors can no longer demand that the gift be returned. If the donor becomes insolvent, for example due to bankruptcy, the recipient may have to give up the gift, which will then go to the donor's creditors. When a notification has been submitted, the gift can no longer be lost to the donor’s creditors after three years has passed from the time at which the gift was given. This will require that the recipient of the gift acts in good faith. No deadline has been specified for submission of the notification, but we recommend that it be submitted as soon as possible after a gift has been given.
The notification can be drawn up by either the donor or the recipient.
A written notification with the information necessary for the registration of the donation is sufficient as a gift notification. You do not need to attach a deed of gift to the notification. Once a gift notification has been registered, you will be sent a certificate of registration.
Please note that this is a notification of a gift of movable property. Properties are immovable property, and you cannot make a notification of such donation here. If you wish to donate property, contact the National Land Survey of Finland, which maintains the property register.
Please also note that this notification does not contain any data for the tax authority, so the gift tax return must be filed separately with the tax authority if necessary.
Do the following
Submit a written gift notification to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. The notification can either be submitted via the e-service, with a ready form or with a free form notification. Both forms, electronic and regular, are available in Finnish.
The notification must include the parties to the gift, where the gift was donated to and the day on which the gift was given. You can send the form by post to Digital and Population Data Services Agency, PO Box 1003, FI-00531 Helsinki, Finland or by email.
Please use secure email if your message contains personal or otherwise confidential information. Please choose [email protected] as the recipient.
Further information regarding the notification, please call our service number 0295 536 244. The national telephone service is open on weekdays from 9 am to 12 noon. A local network fee and mobile phone charges specified in your operator's contract apply for calling and queuing.