CENTRAL REGISTER OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF COMPANIES AND INDUSTRIAL & PROVIDENT SOCIETIES (RBO)
In March 2019, the Minister for Finance signed into law Statutory Instrument No 110 of 2019 to establish a Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of
Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (the RBO) - see http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2019/si/110/made/en/pdf.
The Registrar of Companies has been appointed as the Registrar of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial & Provident Societies with effect from
29 July 2019.
Accordingly, the RBO will open to accept filings from Monday 29 July.
Filing of beneficial ownership data can only be made on-line through a portal on the RBO website at www.rbo.gov.ie. There are no paper forms and no filing
fees involved. Companies and societies will have until Friday 22 November to file their data with the RBO without being in breach of their statutory duty to file. The RBO will write to each company and Industrial & Provident Society about their filing obligations in the coming days.
WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION IN RELATION TO YOUR RBO FILING OBLIGATIONS
The RBO website is now live at: www.rbo.gov.ie.
The website contains a comprehensive FAQ Section which should assist customers in fulfilling their obligations under SI 110 of 2019.
Customers should consult the FAQs before contacting the RBO Unit directly. If you cannot find an answer in the FAQs, please email your query to: email@example.com. For queries in relation to policy and legislation, please email your query to the Department of Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full text of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) can be found at https://bit.ly/2KPksQk and an updated version of 4AMLD, incorporating the changes in 5AMLD, can be found at https://bit.ly/2JNee7z.
For updates, please follow the RBO on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RBO_ie and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/central-rbo/
BENEFICIAL OWNERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A PPSN
A process has been developed to enable beneficial owners who do not currently have an Irish Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) to file with the RBO. Full details will be provided in a specific FAQ on the RBO website – www.rbo.gov.ie - on 29 July when the RBO commences operations.