If your company accounts can’t be prepared in time due to the COVID-19 emergency you can apply to extend your accounts filing deadline by 3 months.
Company accounts for a private limited company are normally due for filing 9 months after the year end date. If you are not going to be able to file your company accounts on time due to the COVID-19 emergency you can apply to Companies House to extend your accounts filing deadline.
Companies House will not issue you a late filing penalty if your application to extend your accounts filing deadline is approved and you file your accounts before the extended deadline.
You must apply for the extension before your filing deadline. If your accounts are already late you can’t claim the extension above. If you do not apply for an extension and your accounts are filed late, an automatic penalty will be imposed. The registrar has very limited discretion not to collect a penalty.
You can’t apply for an extension if your filing date has already been extended or your have shortened your accounting period.
You can appeal against a late filing penalty.
If you need support to file your company accounts or apply for an automatic extension due to COVID-19, please contact Alterledger on the form below.
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