Online Filing

An annual return can be completed online using An annual return can also be filed online using a secretarial software package. An annual return can be filed through CORE for €20 which is half the price of filing on paper. You have 28 days from your Annual Return Date to file your return online. You then have a further 28 days from the date you file online to get the signature page, financial statements and payment to CRO.

Please see video below for help on efiling a annual return (B1 Form)  

Where an annual return is e-filed but the submission is not completed within the concessionary period of 28 days i.e. the appropriate financial statements, signature page and relevant filing fee are not delivered to the CRO, this office reserves the right to block further e-filings of the same submission by the company and may insist on the annual return being filed in hard copy when it is being re-submitted.

Mandatory E-Filing Required from June 2017

The CRO will introduce mandatory electronic filing for the submission of the following documents from 1 June 2017 in accordance with S.I. No. 458 of 2016 and Section 897, Companies Act 2014: ◾B1 - Annual Return (including financial statements and electronic payment) ◾B2 - Change of registered office ◾B10 - Change of director and/or secretary, or a change in their particulars ◾B73 - Nomination of a new annual return date

This will apply to all Irish companies.  Companies and presenters are advised to start to prepare now to ensure that they are in a position to file these documents electronically from 1 June 2017

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