Annual Returns deadline extended

Two-week extension to Annual Returns deadline due to evolving Covid situation.

The Registrar of Companies has decided to extend the Annual Returns filing deadline on 25 November to 9 December, 2021.

It is understood the decision was taken in light of difficulties experienced by some small accountancy firms as a result of the evolving Covid-19 situation in meeting the filing deadline for Annual Returns on behalf of their clients.

“This extension will give firms who have yet to file Returns greater certainty and breathing room to meet their filing obligations on behalf of their clients”

After the Registrar consulted with stakeholders it took the decision to extend the deadline for filing for a period of two weeks in order to assist those firms that find themselves in serious difficulties.

Constructive engagement

The decision by the Registrar was welcomed by Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy TD.

“I welcome the constructive engagement that the Registrar has had with her stakeholders and her decision to grant a two-week extension to the filing deadline for Annual Returns,” said Minister Troy.

“This extension will give firms who have yet to file Returns greater certainty and breathing room to meet their filing obligations on behalf of their clients.”

Further information can be found at www.cro.ie, on the CRO Twitter account @CRO_ie or by contacting cro.info@enterprise.gov.ie

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.

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