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Company Registration

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (206)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

206. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will consider an extension for the Companies Registration Office tax returns deadline (details supplied). [58233/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Enterprise)

The Registrar of Companies is a statutory role and the Registrar has administrative independence in the exercise of this function.

The Registrar has shown considerable flexibility throughout the Covid-19 period in relation to the arrangements for filing annual returns, in recognition of the additional challenges facing companies as well as their professional advisers in meeting filing obligations. This includes extending the filing deadlines in respect of annual returns due during 2020 and also earlier this year in February and May, and suspending prosecutions and involuntary strike-offs for failure to file annual returns.

The Registrar is mindful of the particular problems raised by some small accountancy firms in meeting the current filing deadline for Annual Returns on behalf of their clients. Following consultation with stakeholders, the Registrar has taken the decision to extend the deadline for filing for a period of two weeks until 9th December in order to assist those firms who have found themselves in serious difficulties.

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