2017 Ezine Newsletter

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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. An annual return can be filed through CORE - www.core.ie or through a software package.

E-Filing is now Mandatory.

The Companies Registration Office (CRO) has introduced mandatory electronic filing for the submission of an Annual Return and its associated financial statements since 1 June 2017. See FAQ regarding Mandatory EFiling.

This applies to all Irish companies.

Companies and Presenters should ensure that they provide the correct email addresses to ensure they are alerted when their documents are sent back as they will no longer receive a letter or documents by post.

Once the B1 (Annual Return form) has been filed on CORE within 28 days of its annual return date, the Financial Statements must be uploaded as a PDF within 28 days of having filed the form B1 and before the signature page is delivered to the CRO.

Payment must be made for an annual return online

The filing fee for an e-B1 is €20. Remember that if you have chosen to pay by credit card, payment will be taken immediately and is NON REFUNDABLE (as we cannot store card details). If you would prefer to pay by customer account, payment will not be deducted from your customer account until signatures are applied. To open a customer account online please go to https://search.cro.ie/company/NewCustomer.aspx

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.

If the 28 day filing period expires on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the 28 day period is extended to the next working day.

Problems with e-filing:

Should you experience difficulties filing your form electronically, 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: 01-8045377 / 01 8045355 or electronic.filing@dbei.gov.ie 

or if filing through a software package website, please contact your software provider.

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

Important points to note when filing a B1 form:

Once an e-B1 is submitted online not later than 28 days after the ARD, the company has a further 28 days to either digitally sign the B1 (in which case no paperwork may need to be delivered to the CRO) or manually sign and deliver the signature page to the CRO.

If the B1 signature page is not printed, signed and delivered to the CRO within 28 days of the B1 being submitting online, the annual return will be late and the company will incur late penalties and lose audit exemption in the current year and in the following year.

Financial Statements must be uploaded as a PDF no later than the end of the second 28 days and before the signature page is delivered to the CRO.

Further Information:

Filing on CORE: https://core.cro.ie

Frequently Asked Questions on Mandatory Electronic Filing

Filing through a software package website: Please contact your software provider 

ROS (Revenue Online Service) https://www.ros.ie

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