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Deadline for Company Accounts?

After the end of it’s financial year your private limited company has to prepare full annual accounts and a company tax return. You need your accounts and tax return to meet deadlines for filing with Companies House and HMRC.


The deadline to file your first accounts with Companies House is 21 months after the date you registered with Companies House. 

The deadline to file annual accounts with Companies House is 9 months after your company’s financial year ends. 

The deadline to pay Corporation Tax or advise HMRC that your company doesn’t owe any is 9 months and 1 day after your ‘accounting period’ for Corporation Tax ends.

The deadline to file a Company Tax Return is 12 months after your accounting period for Corporation Tax ends.


*Your accounting period for Corporation Tax is the time covered by your Company Tax Return. It’s normally the same 12 months as the company financial year covered by your annual accounts.


It’s worth mentioning that there are penalties from HMRC for late submissions.

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