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What is a Directors’ Resolution to Change Financial Year End ?

A Directors’ Resolution to Change Financial Year End is a resolution passed by the directors of a company to change the financial year end of a company.

There are statutory restrictions on how the financial year end can be changed. Consult your company secretary before using this Directors’ Resolution to Change Financial Year End.

After changing the financial year end by the Directors’ Resolution to Change Financial Year End, remember to file the relevant form to update the relevant government department or registry within the statutory time limit.

There are two options when using a Directors’ Resolution to Change Financial Year End:

  • if a meeting of the board of directors is convened to change the financial year end, use a Board Minutes to Change Financial Year; or
  • if the board resolution will be passed by way of a written resolution, use a Board Resolution to Change Financial Year.

Key points included

  • Details of the company;
  • Details of the meeting (if using Board Minutes);
  • Date of passing the resolution; and
  • New financial year end date.

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