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Annual return to ICAEW

COVID-19 update

During this uncertain time, we recognise there are unprecedented challenges facing ICAEW firms and members. If your firm needs additional time to complete the annual return, please contact our team directly by emailing annualreturns@icaew.com or leave a voicemail on +44 (0)1908 546 372 and one of our team will be in contact as soon as possible.

How to access your firm’s annual return

Access your firm's annual return

Ready to complete your firm’s annual return? Access your firm’s annual return here.

Access annual return

When you access your firm’s annual return, you will be asked to log in with your username, which is your firm’s ‘C00’ number, and your password.

If you have forgotten your password, simply click on ‘Forgotten your password’, enter your email address and then press ‘Recover your Password’. An email will be sent to your email address providing you with a link and instructions to change your password.

Annual return FAQs

If you need help with completing your annual return, please review our FAQs and the relevant annual return guidance notes below.

Reporting changes to the structure of your firm

If there are any changes to the structure of your firm, you must notify us promptly.

For changes to regulated practices, please ensure you complete and return the standing data changes form to regulatoryapplications@icaew.com within 10 business days.

For changes to unregulated practice, please notify our members records team by emailing firms.admin@icaew.com

Please do not use the annual return for this purpose as you will be in breach of the Practice Assurance regulations.

How to complete your firm’s annual return

Resources and guidance on completing your firm’s annual return can be found below. Please ensure you are using the correct guidance.

Guidance for firms that received their annual return after 1 August 2021

Guidance for firms that received their annual return after 5 November 2019