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Recently, I have talked to a couple of directors who were confused by the changes to limited company filing deadlines, so I thought it worth clarifying the rules here.
Any company whose accounting period starts on or after the 6th April 2008 will have nine months to file their accounts at Companies House, instead of the previous ten months.
If a company fails to file in time, they will be subject to a late filing penalty that starts at £150 and rises to £1,500, so it’s important that you are aware of your filing deadline.
To find your filing deadline, visit Companies House Webcheck service and enter your company name. The “next accounts due” field lets you know when you need to file your accounts by.
Also, don’t forget that Companies House do not accept not knowing about the change as an excuse for late filing