Strike off is not always involuntary. A company that ceases to trade and has no outstanding creditors can request the Registrar to strike off the company. Section 733 Companies Act 2014 gives the Registrar power to strike companies off the register. However, it is a discretionary power which she will use only if a director of a company makes a formal request to her on the form H15 to strike the name of his/her company off the register. Form H15 has a filing fee of €15.
For more information on Voluntary Strike-off, the steps to be taken and examples of the advertisement required, please see Voluntary Strike-off page.
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