Procountor's income tax return function can be used to draw up Income tax return of associations and foundations 6C with its most common enclosures and file them electronically. The return can be sent in electronic form from Procountor directly to the tax authorities' service using the Katso credentials (until 30.4.2021) or ApitamoPKI interface.
Income tax return function can be found from Notifications > Income tax return.
Buttons of Income tax return view
- Clicking on the button will open a window with a drop-down menu where you can select the fiscal year for the tax return. More than one tax return can be created for the same fiscal year.
Update reporting database
- Clicking on the button will update the reporting database.
- Information from the reporting database is retrieved for the income tax return, and if the database is not updated after the changes, the figures on the tax return will not be up-to-date.
Tax forms and publications
- Clicking on the will open a new browser window with the Finnish Tax Administration’s instructions for completing the income tax returns.
- The button can be used to view the details of a tax return selected from the list.
- Choosing the option will add invalidated tax returns to the list, enabling the viewing of previously created, invalidated tax returns.
Creating income tax return
1. In order to be able to create an income tax return, the financial year must be saved in the program under Management > Accounting info > Financial years.
- The income tax return form can be selected in Management > Accounting info > Tax information. On the opening view, there is a drop-down menu, with options: 5 Tax return of business activities – operator and self-employed, 6B Tax return of business activities – corporation, and 6C Tax return of association and foundation. When creating the 6C Tax return of association and foundation, it must be selected from the menu.
2. Go to Income tax return view (Notifications > Income tax return) and click on the Create notifications button.
3. Select the financial year and click on the Create button.
4. Clicking Create opens the Income tax return view in which, you can examine, edit and save the various sections and enclosures of the income tax return as well as send them.
- Procountor will automatically fill in some of the fields of the income tax return with the company info and accounting information. The accounting information will be retrieved from accounts of Procountor's basic chart of accounts either by accounts or by account groups. Please note that the information of the accounts you may have manually added to the chart of accounts will not necessarily be retrieved to the income tax return. Verify the allocation of accounts from the Excel presented further in this article.
Buttons of the Income tax return creation view
- The button saves the income tax return (all parts).
- Saved income tax return can be edited.
- After the income tax return is saved, Procountor re-calculates the sums. If all fields are wanted to be calculated again, the fields must be emptied and then click on the Save
- With the button, the income tax return is saved and it or its enclosures can no longer be edited.
- When the income tax return is approved, it and its enclosures are sent to tax authorities to be verified. Sending to verification does not require Katso credentials. Verification service makes sure the income tax return and its enclosures are formally right and thus they will be approved by tax authorities.
- After verification, user will receive a notification containing the information whether the report was approved, or the errors were found. If errors are found, the income tax return will not be approved, and it will stay in Unfinished status.
Return notification to unfinished
- Clicking on the button reverts the income tax return to Unfinished status and make changes to the return if needed.
- Clicking the button sends the income tax return and its enclosures to tax authorities.
- Only the enclosures with content are sent.
- Note! Income tax return sent via ApitamoPKI interface receives feedback information from the Tax Administration that is shown in a separate window. This window may include remarks concerning the tax return. The Tax Administration does not compare information entered to the main form and possible attachment forms when the tax return is sent. Therefore, the remarks and reminders shown in the window are always formed regardless of, for example, if needed specifications have been made to certain attachment forms or not.
- With the button, the income tax return with status Unfinished or Approved can be invalidated.
- Button enables observing the income tax return in printable form.
- Note! The printout version in for internal use only and it is not valid to be sent to tax authorities.
- All fields and enclosures are showing on the printout version even if they do not have content. Only the enclosures with content are sent to tax authorities.
Show event history
- Clicking on the button will show you the event history of the income tax return. Event history window shows the events done to the notification, the timestamps when the changes were made and by whom the changes were made.
- Event history can be opened in Excel, PDF or HTML format with the corresponding buttons found in the bottom of the Event history window.
- Button opens the income tax return instructions in Procountor’s online manual. The page is opened in a new tab, so the pop-up widows must be allowed on the browser that is used.
Tabs of the Income tax return creation view
- The Contact information tab contains the information on the top of the first page of the association/foundation tax return. The program will complete the fields with content that can be retrieved directly from information saved in the program. For example, the program will retrieve the Name of taxpayer directly from company’s basic info (Management > Company info > Basic info).
- The contents of pre-completed fields can be edited.
- The contact person’s phone number is retrieved from Mobile phone number with country code (e.g. +358 50 xxx xxxx) field on Personal info and settings view.
- For example, the members, rules, founding and granting of association/foundation are itemized on the tab.
Income and expenses
- The tab consists the info on the income tax return’s second page’s section II. The program will complete the fields with content that can be retrieved directly from information saved in the program. For example, the program will retrieve the info to the field 610 directly from the financial year’s accounting reports.
- The contents of completed fields can be edited.
- The program calculates the profit to the field 621 and loss to the field 642 based on the entered figures.
- Sums can be updated by clicking Save
- No info is automatically retrieved on the tab. Thus, all info must be manually entered.
- Commonly used attachments are gathered on the tab. Tax authorities receive attachments also as printout versions. Please note, that the info on attachments cannot be changed after the income tax return is approved.
- Supplement forms can be saved without saving the income tax return, but attachments can be added only after the income tax return is saved.
- By clicking on the name/number on the supplement form column, the supplement form can be observed and edited or in case of an attachment, the attachment can be added.
- Tax authorities deliver all attachments to Finnish Patent and Registration Office, excluding the ones named "Other supplement".
Account allocation to the income tax return
- The fields of income tax return template retrieve the information to the income tax return 6C according to the default chart of accounts from 2017 on (the info from 2016 is retrieved too).
Column shows the income tax return in question
Column shows the year in question
Column shows the specification number of the income tax return’s field
Column shows the account /accounts of the default account chart from which the info is retrieved (esim. 6/3000). The first number is the account group level, from which the info is retrieved, whereas the last number shows the account groups and sub accounts considered in the field in question. Level information of the account chart can be viewed by choosing Management > Accounting info > Chart of accounts, and then clicking in the Excel button on the Chart of accounts view.
Column shows the used balances of the income tax return’s fields and the formulas used in calculations.
Column shows whether or not the info of D or E column is retrieved, if the balance is positive (1=yes, 0=no)
Column shows whether or not the info of D or E column is retrieved, if the balance is negative (1=yes, 0=no)
Column shows the used factor
- When clicking on the Send button Procountor gives two sending options, Katso and ApitamoPKI.
Until the end of 2020 it is possible to select whether the report is sent by using old Katso-service or the new ApitamoPKI interface.
- Correcting errors in a notification: An income tax return cannot be edited after sending, which means that if something needs to be corrected, a new income tax return must be drafted and sent. The sent notifications are saved in the Procountor archive.
- Adding enclosures to the income tax return later: Enclosures cannot be added to the income tax return after sending, and individual enclosures cannot be sent to the Finnish Tax Administration through Procountor. Enclosures can be sent to the Finnish Tax Administration in, for example, the tax authorities’ online service.
- The supplement forms approved by tax authorities are always returned with income tax return 4, 6, 6C and 6B. So, the income tax return must always be returned alongside of the supplement form, even if there are no changes made to it. Information should be given on an online form or on a file produced by financial administration program. In this kind of case, it is recommended to contact tax authorities and agree on re-sending the income tax return.