Can I claim audit exemption?

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Small & Micro Companies

In order to avail of audit exemption, a company which is not a member of a group, must qualify as small in respect of the financial year in question in accordance with section 280A of CA 2014. The qualifying conditions for a small company are satisfied by a company in relation to a financial year in which it fulfils two or more of the following requirements:

- The amount of turnover of the company does not exceed €12 million (increased from €8.8m by the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017);

-The balance sheet total of the company does not exceed €6 million (increased from €4.4 million by the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017);

- The average number of employees of the company does not exceed 50 (section 280A).

The company must have filed it’s annual return on time with the CRO for the current and preceding year.

The above is an extract from a cpa publication and is for general guidance purposes only. Please contact an accountant to find out more.


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