Companies Registration Office – Restrictions on Filing Annual Returns

The Companies Registration Office (the “CRO”) has recently given notice that from 1 April 2018 the CRO will no longer allow companies a 14 day period to re-submit incorrectly filed Annual Returns (Form B1) for any of the reasons laid out below:

  • If a Form B1 signature page is not executed correctly; and
  • If a Form B1 signature page is delivered to the CRO prior to uploading the Financial Statements.

Instead these Annual Returns will be rejected and a new Form B1 must be filed, financial statements re-uploaded, and a new signature page must be delivered to the CRO.

Please note that if a Form B1 is filed more than 28 days after the Annual Return Date, this will be deemed late and your company will be charged a late filing penalty, and where relevant, your company will lose its audit exemption for two years.

If you have any further queries or if you would like assistance with filing your Annual Return or any other queries please call Anna or Bernadette on +353 (0)91 704818.

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