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  • Charities Governance Code (the “Code”)

    The Charities Regulator (the “Regulator”) has recently introduced the new Charities Governance Code (the “Code”) for all Charities, using the ‘comply or explain’ approach, primarily focusing on volunteer-only charities and charities with small numbers of paid staff. The Code was introduced to help charity trustees …

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  • UPDATE: Beneficial Ownership – CRO Central Register

    ‘Transposing Measures’ The legislation to establish a central register of beneficial ownership (RBO) is at an advanced stage and it is intended that ‘transposing measures’ will be in place before year end 2018. The definition provided for Beneficial Ownership is any natural person(s) who is …

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  • Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (the ‘Act’) – Impact on late filing of Financial Statements

    New changes in legislation relating to audit and filing requirements for Irish companies was recently introduced and commenced with an immediate effect on 21 September 2018. One key provision of the Act is important for all Company owners/directors to be aware of in relation to …

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  • The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) – Now in place

    With effect from today, 25th May 2018, the much talked about GDPR is now in place and applies to all organisations within the EU. GDPR imposes new obligations and stricter requirements in relation to individual’s personal data and if your organisation processes personal data of …

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  • Take a minute and consider your Company’s Minutes

    Life is busy, particularly so for those running their own business, but if you are a Director or Secretary of a company one thing you should consider is the importance and value of your company’s minutes. Every company is required to record all resolutions and …

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  • 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 …

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  • Spring Newsletter 2018

    Take a look at our Spring Newsletter 2018 on changes in legislation, regulations, etc. that will apply to all companies incorporated in Ireland.

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  • Important Reminder Regarding E-Filing of Annual Returns

    As we are within one of the busiest filing periods at the Companies Registration Office (“CRO”), companies should remember that inaccurately filed Annual Returns will not be returned to companies by post. Instead an e-mail will be issued informing companies that their documents are incorrect …

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  • Late Filing of Annual Returns and Filing Form B83

    Since commencement of the Companies Act 2014 (“CA2014”), on a transitional basis, requests to accept a late Form B83 (Alteration of Financial Year End) have been considered on an individual basis. With effect from 1 January 2018 such discretion will no longer apply. What this …

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  • Annual Return Mandatory Electronic Filing

    As we approach one of the statutory filing busiest periods, companies with a 30 September Annual Return Date (“ARD”) are reminded that the Companies Registration Office (“CRO”) introduced mandatory electronic filing for the submission of all Annual Returns and Financial Statements with effect from 1 …

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