Real and Continuous Link

If an existing company does not have a EEA Resident Director or a Non-Resident Bond then it can make an application to the Revenue Commissioners for a Section 140 Real and Continuous Link Certificate for as long as the certificate remains in place.

This will become an important option for companies post Brexit,

This certificate states the company “has a real and continuous link with one or more economic activities that are being carried on in the State”

In order to obtain a certificate that it has such a link, the company will have to satisfy the Revenue Commissioners that one or more of the following conditions are satisfied by the company:

  1. the affairs of the company are managed by one or more persons from a place of business established in the State and that person or those persons is or are authorised by the company to act on its behalf;
  2. the company carries on a trade in the State;
  3. the company is a subsidiary or a holding company of a company or another body corporate that satisfies either or both of the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) and (b);
  4. the company is a subsidiary of a company, another subsidiary of which satisfies either or both of the conditions specified in paragraphs (1) and (2).(Section 140(9) of the Companies Act 2014).

Application for a section 140 certificate is made to the CRO on Form B67. This application must be accompanied by a statement from Revenue, made within two months of the date of the application to the CRO, that it has reasonable grounds to believe that the company has such a link. Application to Revenue for the necessary statement can be made to Revenue Commissioners, Companies Unit, PO Box 1 Wexford.

How Can CLS Help

We can assist with making the application to the Revenue Commissioners and arrange for the Certificate to be filed in the CRO. If you require assistance please contact one of our team on 059 9186776 or send us an email.

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