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It’s that time of year. Your tax return form (CT1) has just been filed, and if your Year end is December 31 st, the chances are your Annual Return is also due. This is much better left to an accountant you can trust, but if like me, you want to do it yourself, this article will help you. I thought it was an easy process, ‘till I did it, so I decided to write out the key steps, along with links as to where you can get the appropriate information. It is also worth noting, that late filing, removes small companies from the Audit Exemption.
An annual return is required to be delivered by a company, whether trading or not, to the CRO once at least in every calendar year. This can be done manually or electronically. This date is normally fixed, based on when you registered the company initially, unless you had requested a change. It is important to also note that you have 28 days from the Annual Return Date (ARD) in which to file the accounts, or else you will incur rather nasty penalties.
Click here to learn more about Annual Return in Ireland.