Dormant Company Accounts

Do you have a limited company that has ceased to trade? If so, then you have two options:

Keep filing annual returns each year to the Companies Registration Office (CRO)

Our fee to file an annual return to the CRO for your small dormant company is only €199 including Vat* . The CRO have their own filing fees for processing your annual return which is payable in addition to our fee. For more information on filing fees and late penalties, please click here. Contact us today for more information or see our FAQ.

*This fee level is for companies that are able to claim Audit Exemption – please contact us if you have any queries about this.

Close the company down

If you wish to close your company down, there are two routes:

Advantages of keeping a dormant limited company alive vs. voluntary strike-off

Keep the company alive:

Voluntary strike-off:

To discuss your requirements and our service, call our confidential advice line or use the “request a call back” below.


A dormant company is one that doesn’t trade and has no accounting transactions. If your company has traded or did have transactions during the year, then contact us for a quotation. Also, to qualify for our €199 fee, the company must be audit exempt. If your company is not audit exempt, then please contact us so we can refer you to our associate audit firm.
All Irish companies must deliver an annual return to the CRO each calendar year, regardless of the company’s trading status. There are significant penalties for a company which misses its filing deadline. These include late filing penalties and even involuntary strike-off.

No. If your company is dormant, then a tax cancellation notice should be filed with Revenue under all tax headings effective from the date it ceased trading

There will then be no requirement to file any tax returns for periods after the effective date of cancellation

To discuss your requirements and our service, call our confidential advice line or use the “request a call back” on the right hand side of the page

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