Aim of extension by Registrar of Companies is to alleviate pressure on businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Registrar of Companies has decided to extend the current arrangement in relation to the filing of annual returns.

In light of the Covid-19 situation, the Registrar had taken a number of decisions during 2020 to assist companies with the filing of annual returns.

“For many, this will give much needed breathing space at a time when it is needed most”

Most recently, in October 2020, the Registrar announced that any company with an Annual Return Date from 30 September 2020 onwards would be deemed to have filed on time if all elements of the annual return were completed and filed by 26 February 2021.

Ongoing review

The Registrar has kept the situation under ongoing review and has made the decision to extend the current filing arrangements, until 28 May 2021, for those companies with an Annual Return Date from 30 September 2020 onwards.

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

Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Robert Troy, TD, said the decision was the right one.

“I welcome the decision by the Registrar to extend the current arrangements, in recognition of the difficulties being experienced by some businesses and their professional advisers in relation to filing obligations.

“For many, this will give much needed breathing space at a time when it is needed most,” Minister Troy said.

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 3 February 2021

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