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ANNUAL RETURNS - NOVEMBER PEAK

There are over 50,000 companies with an annual return date of 30 September and a filing deadline of 28 October. If you are filing an annual return in respect of one of these companies, you are requested to ensure that your correctly completed return is delivered to the CRO on-time. The only way of doing this is by filing online.

EFILING IS MANDATORY
The Companies Registration Office (CRO) introduced mandatory electronic filing for the submission of an Annual Return and its associated financial statements in 2017. This applies to all Irish companies. 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
NOTE: Where the 28 day filing period expires on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the 28 day period is extended to the next working day. 

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ONLINE
The filing fee for an e-B1 is €20. Remember that 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 signature page is received and processed. To open a customer account online please go to New Customer Account page. If an annual return is filed late, late filing penalties apply and, where applicable, the company also loses its entitlement to claim audit exemption in the following two years.

CRO ACCOUNT HOLDERS
CRO Account holders should ensure that there is sufficient money in their account to cover the transaction before submitting their documents. 

FORM B1 - DOCUMENTS RETURNED 
The CRO/Registrar would like to draw to the attention of presenters that since the introduction of mandatory e-filing that annual returns and other electronically filed forms are only being sent back to the presenter for correction electronically by e-mail. No hard copies of the annual returns and other forms will be posted out. 

CONTACT DETAILS
Should you have queries regarding your Annual Return please contact: LoCall 1890-220 226* / 01-8045200 or eb1@dbei.gov.ie
Help with technical or IT issues is available from: 01-8045374 / 01 8045355 or electronic.filing@dbei.gov.ie  

* Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers. 

For more information on e-filing, click on E-Filing page or view a Youtube video on how to file a B1 on CORE.