What's New 2020



Discontinuation of refunds for online filing of C1/C1a 

The filing fee for a C1/C1A is €40. This is paid online by customer account or credit card. From 1st February 2020, the CRO will no longer refund €40 for rejected/returned C1/C1A’s.

If you have chosen to pay by credit card, payment will be taken immediately and is NON-REFUNDABLE (as we cannot store card details). If you would prefer to pay by customer account, payment will not be deducted from your customer account until the submission is received and processed. If the C1/C1A is incorrectly filed, it will be returned and can be amended by the presenter and resubmitted to CRO, once it is inside the 21-day limit of the date the charge was created. No additional fee is required.

A charge which is outside the 21 days will be rejected.

If you wish to open an account with the CRO, please see Open a Customer Account Online page. CRO Account holders should ensure that there is sufficient money in their account to cover the transaction before submitting their documents. 
Credit notes 

Over many years the CRO has issued credit notes to customers in place of cash refunds. Following legal advice received by CRO, and as part of CRO`s intention to move to a full e-payments based system for all monies charged and received from customers,the CRO will phase out the acceptance of historic credit notes. This commenced on 1 January 2020 and will be implemented on a rolling six-year basis. Thus, all credit notes issued by CRO dated prior to 1 January 2014 will not be honoured as payment from customers for either charges for services or customer account receipts, from that date.

Limited Partnerships

Under the European Union (Qualifying Partnerships: Accounting and Auditing) Regulations 2019 – SI 597 of 2019, qualifying partnerships apply Part 6 and Part 26 Companies Act 2014. These regulations replace the 1993 Regulations. The European Communities (Accounts) Regulations 1993 are revoked. (SI 396 of 1993). Form PR2 is used for qualifying partnerships to submit their return under Part 26 Companies Act 2014.

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready

It is important that you ensure you are fully prepared and take all possible actions now to prepare in order to protect your business and employees. There are steps your business can take to manage change and minimise any disruption and cost to your business. There are many unknowns with Brexit, but whatever happens, it will bring change to the way we do business with or through the UK and companies need to prepare as much as possible for this change, regardless of location, size or sector.

You can access the Brexit Preparedness Checklist which identifies the essential actions that firms can take to ensure that they will still be able to trade with or through the UK after it leaves the EU. The checklist includes a list of the Government advice and financial supports available to companies in their preparations for Brexit. It also includes contact details for the relevant Agencies who can provide the necessary guidance and support to firms. You are encouraged to contact them and see how they can help you.

For further information on Government support and advice, please visit www.gov.ie/brexit or read the Government’s “Getting Ireland Business Brexit Ready: Practical Steps Guide” that sets out the nine practical steps to take to ensure that businesses are as prepared as they can be.