Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy TD, today announced the decision of the Registrar of Companies 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. 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. 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.

In welcoming this development, Minister Troy stated:

“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.”

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