1. A new form B1 was introduced from 1 April. The old version will only be accepted until 1 October (inclusive). The new form can be found on the CRO website (www.cro.ie). If you are filing using co sec software, ensure that it is up to date.
2. Documents filed with the CRO are available to everyone (for a fee) on the CRO website. To facilitate this it is necessary to scan the documents. Documents printed on high gloss paper and/or printed in colour are proving difficult to scan and are being returned. This could potentially result in a late return if the returns are not re-printed, signed by the relevant parties and re-filed with the CRO within a certain number of days.
3. In the past, the CRO have issued reminders of Annual Return deadline dates by post. From now on reminders will be issued by email only. The email address used will be the email address included on the last Annual Return. If you are unsure what your Annual Return Date is, you can also check it on the CRO website.
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