CRO Digital Transformation & Returns Extension


CPA Ireland has welcomed the CRO announcement to extend the current filing arrangements for companies with an annual return date of 30th of September or later until 28th May 2021.

CRO have advised that all companies with an extension to file due to delayed AGMs until 26 February, 2021 will have a further extension to file until 28 May, 2021.

CPA Ireland made representations through the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies – Ireland (CCAB-I) to the CRO to express the concerns of members/issues raised by members engaging with the new CORE portal. Such concerns have been compounded by the challenge of engaging with clients during the Level 5 restrictions. CRO have responded by extending the deadline date. We will continue to monitor the matter.

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We will continue to make representations on your behalf as the issues are resolved.

The FRC (Financial Reporting Council) in the UK has made a declaration approving the audit qualification of CPA Ireland which is a recognised accountancy body (RAB) in the Republic of Ireland. In making the declaration the FRC is satisfied that the CPA Ireland qualification affords an assurance of professional competence equivalent to that afforded by a recognised professional qualification in the UK.

John Devaney, President of CPA Ireland has stated that ‘this announcement follows on from a detailed evaluation of the CPA Ireland qualification by the FRC in 2020. This significant development for CPA Ireland, will have a positive impact on CPA Ireland members in the UK and in Ireland and I would like to thank both regulatory authorities, IAASA and the FRC for their contribution. Being based in the UK myself, I am delighted that both regulators have reached an agreement on reciprocity in respect of auditors in both the Republic of Ireland and in the United Kingdom which gives certainty post Brexit”.

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