The CRO has put in place a system which allows most forms to be signed and filed wholly electronically.
Under section 35 Companies Act 2014, a company may authorise a person to be its Electronic Filing Agent. If a company chooses to do this, there will no longer be a need for directors and secretaries of companies to apply for ID and PINs. For more information on Electronic Filing Agent, see Information Leaflet No. 15. It is also possible to sign electronically in CORE using ROS Certificate (Revenue Online Service)
Link to Information Leaflets
What do I need to do to become an e-filing agent?
You need to have
An approved Secretarial Software Package
Register on our website at https://core.cro.ie
You need to file:
Link to Forms Page
It is possible for Electronic Filing Agents (EFAs) to sign a B1 in CORE with a ROS (Revenue Online Services) electronic signature. This possibility will only be visible where the person verifying the contents of the form is an Electronic Filing Agent.
An Electronic Filing Agent (EFA) cannot certify the financial statements of a company:
An EFA can sign a B1 (annual return) form on behalf of a company once s/he has been authorised by the company to do so on a B77 form. However, the 2014 Companies Act requires that the financial statements must be certified by a Director and Secretary of the company (original signatures). Therefore, where the B1 form is being signed by an EFA, the financial statements must be certified separately by a Director and Secretary using a Financial Statement Certification sheet which must be attached to the B1 when delivering the annual return to the CRO.
CERTIFICATE for EFAs filing Financial Statements.pdf
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