Returns of information for employee share participation schemes in respect of 2019 must be filed by 31 March 2020.
31 March 2020 is the mandatory due date for the filing of returns of information for employee share participation schemes in respect of 2019.
Failure to comply with this mandatory filing obligation can result in a penalty. In the cases of Revenue approved schemes (such as Approved Profit Sharing Schemes, Employee Share Ownership Trusts and Save as You Earn option schemes) Revenue approval can be withdrawn, and for KEEP option schemes the company would no longer be regarded as a qualifying company.
The procedure to file the Forms RSS1 and KEEP1 has changed. In contrast with prior years’ compliance steps, now there is an additional step to file the 2019 returns. Employers will need to build in sufficient time to complete registration prior to the filing deadline.