Section 214 (8) of the Companies Act 1993
Pursuant to section 214 (8) of the Companies Act 1993
("the Act"), the Registrar of Companies ("the Registrar") gives notice that all approvals by the Registrar under section 214 (8) of the Act for the use of Annual Returns different from those prescribed are revoked as of the 1st day of February 2004.
Dated this Thursday, the 22nd day of January 2004.
NEVILLE HARRIS, Registrar of Companies.
The Registrar, in accordance with section 214 (8) of the
Act, has previously approved the use of Annual Return
forms different from those prescribed. Nearly all of those approvals were made prior to 1994 and related to electronic versions of Annual Return forms used by professionals and filing agents. While those forms contained all the information prescribed by Regulation, the format of those forms often varied significantly from prescribed requirements.
Most of the approved forms are no longer used as over 85% of Annual Returns are now filed electronically using the Registrar's online Annual Return service. From the 1st
day of February 2004, where documents are not filed electronically, the Registrar requires the use of the prescribed standard form in order to aid processing and
to ensure that companies' particulars are able to be easily entered into the Register.