Finland to clarify tax rules on private equity investments

Finland’s Finance Ministry is seeking to clarify rules that may result in some foreign venture capital investors being taxed twice.
Photo: Colourbox
Photo: Colourbox
Kati Pohjanpalo/Bloomberg

In a statement Monday, the ministry proposed extending existing regulations to investments made via fund-of-funds structures, so that they will be taxed in a similar way to investments made directly into a Finnish company. The current rules are unclear and legal precedents have led to more stringent practices than originally intended by the legislation.

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