• Changes to Corporate Interest Restrictions

Changes to Corporate Interest Restrictions

17 December 2018

There are a number of reasons why a group may wish to file a Corporate Interest Restriction (CIR) return. 

However, while the deadline for a CIR return is 12 months from the period end, it can only be filed once a reporting company has been appointed, which currently has a much shorter six-month deadline. This could be particularly troublesome for businesses where a change in the group structure during the year causes a group to cease during a year: the deadline for appointment could fall during the accounting year or otherwise before tax provisioning work commences, increasing the risk that something is missed.

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