Covid-19: Deadlines for Jersey public company accounts and auditor’s report (audited accounts)
For a Jersey public company, you need to file your audited accounts with the Registry within seven months of your financial year-end.
We recognise that the disruption caused by Covid-19 may mean that your business is unable to fulfil this legal requirement.
Apply for an extension
If your company cannot meet the deadline for filing your audited accounts, you can apply for an extension.
You will need to do this no later than one month before the end of the seven-month filing period after your company’s year-end.
You will need to write to us to explain how the coronavirus has impacted your business and why you cannot file your audited accounts on time.
Depending on your circumstances, we will either:
- Extend the filing period by setting a final deadline
- Request further information
- Advise you that we are not satisfied with your reasons for the late filing and therefore not grant an extension
Missing the deadline or application period for an extension
If your company has missed the deadline for filing audited accounts, or you are out of time to apply for extension, you will need to contact us immediately to let us know:
- how Covid-19 has disrupted your business and impacted your ability to file your audited accounts on time
- your proposed steps and timeframe for filing your audited accounts, including how you will inform your shareholders.
If we grant you an extension for filing your audited accounts, we will not charge you a late fee. This is providing you file by the final deadline we set you.
If you file your audited accounts after the final deadline, you will incur late filing fees.