Peak Filing Period

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 to file on-line.

Please note that filing of an annual return and its financial statements must be done online. It is not possible to submit paper copies of either document. All returns must be completed online and must also be paid for online. Mandatory e-filing was introduced on 1st June 2017.

After you submit your B1 on-line you will have another 28 days from the date of submission to deliver your signature page and financial statements to the CRO. The filing fee for an e-B1 is €20. 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 current year and in the following year.

Should you experience difficulties filing your form on-line:  
- Help with the content of the form can be obtained from: LoCall 1890-252536* / 059-9178981 / 01-8045394 or eb1@dbei.gov.ie.
- Help with technical or IT issues is available from: 01 8045355 or electronic.filing@dbei.gov.ie

- For more information on e-filing, you can view a Youtube video on how to file a B1 on CORE at https://www.youtube.com/c/croirl

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

 Mandatory E-Filing