Penalty for late filing of Annual Return by Company in Trinidad

The penalty for late filing of Annual Returns in Trinidad and Tobago is $300.00 TTD . This penalty is imposed 30 days after the anniversary of the incorporation date of the company and an additional $300.00 will be payable for every month that the annual returns remains outstanding.

The amnesty to file outstanding Annual Returns with the Registrar of Companies has been extended from August 30th 2019 to 31st October 2019.

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Congratulations on registering your limited liability company. Please be gently reminded that there a few post-registration considerations such as tax compliance, AML/CFT/FIU compliance for listed businesses and the filing of annual returns with the Companies Registrar every year.

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Importance of an Annual Return

An Annual Return is critical to a company since this document presents a correct, updated reflection of the company’s state of affairs. This documents presents an up to date snapshot of all directors and officers of the company, share capital as well as company debts. Once this document is filed at the Companies Registry, this information will be registered with the Registrar. When conducting company business, banks and other stakeholders will request the most recent Annual Returns. From this document all present company officers and company debts can be discerned.

When should a Company file an Annual Return?

The law states that a company should file an Annual Return no later than 30 days after each anniversary date of its continuance, incorporation or amalgamation at the Companies Registrar.

What happens if a company fails or refuses to file an Annual Return?

Where a Company fails or refuses to file a document with the Registrar within the time specified in the Act, the Registrar shall be entitled to collect from that Company a penalty of one hundred dollars ($300.00) for every month or part thereof.

The Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago requires companies to file an Annual Return every year even if the company has not been trading. In accordance with Section 194 (1) of the Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, each company must file an Annual Return no later than thirty (30) days after each anniversary date of incorporation in the applicable form. At any point, the officers of the company can change directors, corporate secretaries, issue shares or acquire loans and these changes must be captured in the Registrar’s records of the company.

The following must be updated in the Annual Returns:

(a)Name of the Company

(b)The Registered Office of Company

(c) The Anniversary date of the Company

(d) Share Capital

(e)Authorized Share Capital

(f) Details of the persons holdings shares in the company

(g) The Total amount of indebtedness of the company (loans, mortgages, charges)

(h) Updated details of all directors of the company

(i) Updated details of corporate secretaries

(j) Signature of the corporate secretary or the director

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Disclaimer

The content herein is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney at law to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

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Generally training is conducted at least once per year. However for the front line employees training may be done quarterly, especially for those employed in a financial institution.

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How to Change the Name of a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad

There are 2 main steps to change the name of a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad. Firstly file a Name Search, secondly file the Articles of Amendment and Special Resolution once the proposed name is approved.

The first step is to file a Name Reservation Form to determine if the proposed business name is available. This is very similar to the first step that you took when you initially registered your company. The results from the name search will be available within 5-7 working days .Once the name is approved,you will be given a deadline to file the other 2 documents to complete the process.

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The second step is to file the Articles of Amendment and the Special Resolution . The Special Resolution is the document that is prepared to reflect the decision that was made after a general or special meeting to change the name of the company. Both the Articles of Amendment and the Special Resolution must be signed by a director of the corporate secretary. The name approval ,the Articles of Amendment and the Special Resolution must be  lodged with the registrar at the same time. The prescribed fee will be paid to the cashier. Your Certificate of Amendment will be printed .

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