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Filing your annual return

A limited liability company is required by the Companies Act 1993 to file an annual return with the Companies Office regardless of whether or not it is trading.

If an annual return is not filed by the due date, the company risks being removed from the register as the Registrar may be satisfied that the company has ceased to carry on business.

 

Note | An annual return is not a tax return, it's simply an annual requirement for a company to provide certain details to the Companies Office.

 

FAQs

How do you file your annual return

A limited liability company must file an annual return with the Companies Office each year. Learn how to file your annual return by following these steps.

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Can you get a time extension to file an annual return?

If you are unable to file your annual return by the due date, you can apply for a time extension.

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When do you need to file an annual return?

Companies must file an annual return with the Companies Office every year. Each company has an allocated filing month. A company is not, however, required to file an annual return in the calendar year of its incorporation.

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How do you amend your annual return filing month?

You can amend your annual return filing month online. There is no charge for this.

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How much does it cost?

The fee to file an annual return is $45 (which includes a $10 FMA levy and a $10 XRB levy).

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How do you correct mistakes in your annual return details?

If, after filing your company's annual return, you notice that some of the details are incorrect, you can update them by updating the company details online.

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