Extension of AGM and Annual Returns Filing Deadline

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Last updated: April 21, 2020
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Due to the current COVID-19 climate, the Registrar of Companies has exercised their powers under sections of the Companies Act to grant the following extensions of time.

You may view the official press release from ACRA.

For AGM due between 1 April - 31 July 2020

All companies, listed and non-listed whose AGMs initial due dates falls between 16th April and 31st July 2020 will be granted a 60 days time extension to hold their AGM.

For companies who has previously applied for time extension, that resulted in the due dates stated above will also be granted similar time extension.

Eligible companies need no apply for the extension via ACRA.

Annual Returns (AR) Filing

Likewise, the deadline for AR filing will also be similarly extended by 60 days. In other words, the deadline for Annual Returns filing will be 1 month from the due date for holding AGM.

Examples

Original AGM Due Date
Must be between 1 Apr - 31 Jul 2020
New AGM Due Date New AR Due Date
+1 month from AGM Due Date
3 April 2020
2 June 2020
1 July 2020
7 May 2020
6 July 2020
6 August 2020
16 July 2020
15 September 2020
15 October 2020

What does it mean for you?

Essentially this simply extends the due dates for your company’s convening of AGM as well as annual returns filing.

There are no actions required, as the time extension will automatically apply as long as the original due dates fall between 1 April – 30 July 2020.

Make sure your company is compliant

Your focus should be on your business. Appoint a registered company secretary to handle everything else.