Irish Companies Take Note: Filing Deadlines Fast Approaching

PUBLISHED: 20th August 2019

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If your company is one of the majority of Companies registered in Ireland that has adopted a 31 December year end, your annual return date can be no later than 30 September, which is mere weeks away.

Should you miss your annual return filing deadline, the Annual Return will be deemed late.  This will have negative results arising from the late filing of an annual return including:

  1. Late filing penalties;
  2. Loss of audit exemption;
  3. Reputational risk; and
  4. Potential liabilities upon the Directors of your Company.

In addition to their annual compliance filing obligations, Companies should also note their new obligations under the EU (Anti-Money Laundering Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019, which has led to the opening of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership.  Further information on the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership is available here.

All Irish Companies should note the following dates and deadlines in their Corporate Diary:

  • 30 September 2019 annual return date with 31 December 2018 Accounts: Annual return must be filed at the Companies Registration Office by 28 October 2019, with accounts required no later than 25 November 2019.
  • AGM Deadline for presentation of 31 December 2018 Financial Statements:  30 September 2019
  • Deadline to file information with the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership: 22 November 2019.

Our Company Secretarial team can assist you in meeting all of these deadlines. Contact details for members of the team are available here.

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