Annual Report 2015

Legal proceedings

On September 18, 2015, the District Court of Helsinki issued another positive ruling in favor of Posti regarding a dispute concerning the refund of value added taxes. Posti is not deemed liable to compensate value added taxes paid by its customers. Posti’s contract customers filed a claim with the Helsinki District Court for the damage of value added taxes of postal services totaling slightly over EUR 100 million. According to the District Court, including the VAT in the postal services referred to in the case was not contrary to EU law. The plaintiffs consisted of seven large-scale financing and insurance institutions. All but one of the plaintiffs have appealed the decision to the Court of Appeal.