A number of Secretarial Software providers have worked with the CRO to incorporate the forms that are available to file electronically into their packages e.g. the B1 Annual Return.
Below is a list of the providers that have electronic forms incorporated into their software:
Any software company interested in incorporating our forms into their package should download th example specification below for the B1 Annual Return and contact the Electronic Filing Section.
B1 Specification: b1 specification (0.04 MB, Adobe PDF)
CERTIFICATE for EFAs filing Financial Statements.pdf
A person or firm that wishes to file returns on behalf of clients will register as such with the CRO. Presenters will use a high level of security in sending in returns such that the CRO will be able to prove the identity of the sender for any return.
A director or secretary who wishes to sign returns electronically through a software package can sign using a ROS certificate. (Revenue Online Service Certificate).
It is a matter for company officers to ensure that their ROS certificate is not improperly used.
have been signed by that officer in accordance with the Companies Acts and the Electronic Commerce Act 2000.
What do I need to use this service?In order to avail of this service, presenters will need the following:
How does it work?
Link to Forms Page
How is the service paid for?A debit will be made to the presenters CRO account when the submission is registered, i.e. when the document has been checked and accepted by the CRO.
When is a return deemed received in the CRO?A return will be deemed received when the attachment cover page with any required attachments are received in the CRO. This must be within 28 days of the receipt of the electronic message in the CRO.
What if late filing fees apply?The late filing fee if any will be calculated and fixed as at the time the electronic message is received in the CRO. The amount of any late filing fee will be notified through your own secretarial software package. No late filing fee will be debited until the financial statements are received.
Do I have to use a secretarial software package?No, it is possible to file forms electronically through https://core.cro.ie
Will the specification for the file structure change?The specifications for each form are developed in a bespoke XML standard called CRXML. They are subject to change but notice will be given.
Can a company be its own presenter?Yes.
What if I have any other questions?You can email us at Electronic Filing Section.
Terms and ConditionsThis page details the terms and conditions applicable to filing documents wholly in electronic form with the CRO.
Forms required for registration
Link to Forms Page
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