Prosecution for late company returns

The Companies Registration Office (CRO) have now commenced criminal prosecutions under the Companies Act 2014 against companies for late or non-filing of annual returns.  They have also stated that where the Registrar has commenced such criminal proceedings, any subsequent application by a company concerned under section 343(5) Companies Act 2014, will be objected to by the Registrar.

Accordingly, we recommend that all Irish company directors ensure that the annual returns of their company are filed by the relevant Annual Return Date (ARD) in order to avoid the risk of criminal prosecution.

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