Registrar-General delists more than 2,000 companies for failing to file annual returns

By Naa Dzagbley Ago

The Registrar-General’s Department has delisted 2,788 companies from its Companies Register for defaulting in filing their Annual Returns.

These defaulting companies failed to comply with the directive issued by the department to file Annual Returns or risk being delisted from the Register.

In a statement, the RGD noted that names of the companies, which were earlier published on the department’s website and in the national dailies, were part of the first batch of over 100 thousand defaulted and dormant companies the department had earmarked to strike off the register as part of its clean-up exercise.

The affected companies include one thousand 374 limited by shares, 978 companies Limited by guarantee which include, churches, fun clubs, associations, union, schools, 41 external companies, and 395 others, voluntarily owned up companies for delisting.

It said companies and businesses which are yet to carry out updates of their records with the department dubbed, “re-registration”, have from January 5 to December 31, 2022 to update their records with the department.

The statement said the penalty for late filing of Annual Returns would be increased from GH¢450 to GH¢500.00 after June 30, 2022. Fees for filing Annual Returns and Beneficial Ownership information remain GH¢50 and GH¢60.

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