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1. CRO E-Zine
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2. Interim Messages
The email newsletter service is effectively split in two (though only one subscriber list is used). Every subscriber receives delivery of the CRO E-Zine once every month. In the interim subscribers may receive further updates if necessary from the Office (urgent or time sensitive messages).
END OF TRANSITION PERIOD - 30 NOVEMBER
Please note that a separate e-Zine dealing specifically with issues related to the end of the transition period, conversions etc will be issued in the coming days.
DELIVERING DOCUMENTS TO CRO DURING THE NOVEMBER PEAK
The 2014 Companies Act places the responsibility on the company itself for on-time DELIVERY of its annual return to the CRO. If you are posting an annual return to the CRO it should be addressed to CRO, O’Brien Road, Carlow. If posting close to your filing deadline, CRO advises you to use a form of time guaranteed delivery service which provides proof of delivery. There are a number of providers offering this service (eg An Post's EXPRESS POST service). Please note that An Post's Registered Post service does not guarantee next day delivery and if a document sent by Registered Post is delivered to the CRO after the filing deadline, CRO has no option but to treat it as being late.
Alternatively, presenters can hand deliver to the CRO's Public Office at 14 Parnell Square where you will be provided with a receipt for your documents. The Public Office is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Personal callers are reminded that the queues in the Public Office can be shorter in the morning time and should consider lodging documents as early as possible to ensure they can be checked and receipts issued on the day.
NB: PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE TO DELIVER YOUR 2016 ANNUAL RETURN TO THE CRO - IF A RETURN IS DELIVERED LATE, THE CRO HAS NO DISCRETION IN THE MATTER AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF LATE FILING (ie LATE PENALTIES AND LOSS OF AUDIT EXEMPTION) ARE VERY SERIOUS.
For more information, click on https://www.cro.ie/Annual-Return/Missed-Deadlines
MANDATORY EFILING OF CERTAIN SUBMISSIONS WILL BE INTRODUCED BY THE
CRO FROM 1ST JUNE 2017
SI 458 of 2016 - Companies Act 2014 (Section 897) Order 2016 has been
signed into law by the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
The SI comes into effect on 1st June 2017. Mandatory electronic
filing will apply to the following submissions from this date:
These changes will directly affect the company of which you are a
director. As every company is obliged to file a B1 every year,
it is imperative that any company, whose Annual Return Date (ARD)
is after the 31st May 2017, familiarises themselves with the online
process ahead of their ARD.
Link to CORE (Companies Online Registration Environment)
CRO are working on an information campaign to notify companies of
the new efiling requirements.
CHRISTMAS 2016 DEADLINES - NEW COMPANIES
FOR INCORPORATIONS, CHANGE OF NAME RE-REGISTRATIONS AND
COMPANY NAME RESERVATIONS
The CRO cannot guarantee that submissions received after the
dates set out below will be processed before the Christmas break.
ORDINARY SCHEME 2 DECEMBER 2016
Fé PHRAINN SCHEME 8 DECEMBER 2016
A1 ON LINE SCHEME 14 DECEMBER 2016
CHANGE OF NAME 8 DECEMBER 2016
REREGISTRATIONS 8 DECEMBER 2016
COMPANY NAME 19 DECEMBER 2016
RESTORATION - 1st DECEMBER 2016
From 1st December 2016, where a company is being restored an extra
step may be required prior to the restoration of the company.
Private company limited by shares incorporated under the previous
Companies Acts and dissolved prior to the end of the Transition Period,
unconverted to either an LTD or DAC limited by shares company,
will result in the restoration of such a company as a private company
limited by shares under Part 2 Companies Act 2014 (LTD company).
Guarantee and unlimited companies – Name change required
Parts 16, 18 and 19 Companies Act 2014 impose company name requirements
on certain company types, namely private guarantee companies (Part 16),
public guarantee companies (Part 18) and unlimited companies whether
private or public (Part 19).
On restoration of such a company, the Registrar is obliged to apply
the company name requirement and the name of the company will be altered. Restoration and company type webpage.
A new certificate of incorporation will issue to affected companies
ANNUAL RETURN - INSURANCE BROKERS
It has come to the attention of the Registrar of Companies that
certain Insurance brokers may not be acting in compliance with their
obligations as set out in the Companies Act 2014, to file a full set
of financial statements in the Companies Registration Office, with
their annual return.
Section 350 of the Companies Act 2014 sets out the qualifying criteria
for small and medium sized companies who wish to claim an abridgment
exemption from filing full accounts under the terms of section 352
of the Act.
However, it should be noted that Section 350 subsection 11 (b) of the
act excludes certain types of companies from claiming this exemption.
Provided for in Section 350.
Section 350 (11) (b) provides:
“This section shall not apply to a company if it is-
(b) A company falling within any provision (in so far as applicable
to a private company limited by shares) of Schedule 5.”
Therefore, as Schedule 5 companies cannot qualify as small or medium
companies under the terms of section 250 they cannot claim either an
abridgment or audit exemption under the terms of section 352 and 358
of the Act
Schedule 5 to the Companies Act 2014 lists companies which are excluded.
These include at sections 15 and 17 of the Schedule the following:
“15. Any other company the carrying on of business by which is required,
by virtue of any enactment or instrument thereunder, to be authorised
by the Central Bank.
17. A company that is an insurance intermediary within the meaning of
the Insurance Act 1989.”
Please note that as an Insurance Broker cannot claim either the audit
or abridgment exemptions as provided for in Section 352 and 358, they
must, therefore, file full audited accounts at all times.
CRO ACCOUNT HOLDERS
CRO Account holders should ensure that there is sufficient money in
their account to cover the transaction before submitting their
CONTACTING CRO'S CARLOW OFFICE DURING NOVEMBER
This year, in addition to dealing with the usual peak filing of
annual returns in November, the Carlow office will also be
responsible for processing applications from companies to be
converted to a new company type (LTD or DAC) before the 18 month
transition period ends on 30 November.
In the exceptional circumstances pertaining this year, it would be
appreciated if instead of telephoning the Carlow office, customers
seeking information or assistance could send an e-mail to one of
the following e-mail addresses, please:
Annual Returns: email@example.com
e-B1 queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Names: email@example.com
District Court: firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit Card Refunds: email@example.com
Customer Accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current processing Dates
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