A: As of 1st June 2017, all annual returns (form B1) and associated financial statements have to be filed online. It is not possible to file a paper version of the documents. The filing of these documents also must be paid for online.
In order to be able to upload your financial statements and B1 you will need to have set up an online account with the CRO. Alternatively, your accountant should have access to an account from which they can upload the information on your behalf.
You must complete the B1 online as stated above. You then have 28 days to upload the pdf version of the financial statements. Once they have been uploaded the signature page (that includes the overall certification for the financial statements), together with the appropriate fee, should also reach the CRO within 28 days from the date that the B1 was submitted electronically.
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