Confirmation Statement Requirements for Dormant Companies
Regardless of the fact that your company is dormant, you must still send a Confirmation Statement to Companies House once a year if you’re a director of a registered company.
Your Confirmation Statement is different from your company’s annual accounts and usually won’t be done at the same time.
The date the Confirmation Statement is made up (known as the review period) is usually a year after either the:
- incorporation of your company; or
- the date you filed your last Confirmation Statement
You can file your Confirmation Statement up to 14 days after the end of the review period.
It’s a criminal offence not to file your statement within 14 days of the end of the review period. If you don’t file, your company and its officers may be prosecuted. Your company may also be struck off the register.
What details do we require?
We need a few basic details such as company name, company number, and webfiling authentication code.
As part of the Money Laundering Regulations, we are required to confirm the identity of new clients and we will request this once the order has been placed.
What is the authentication code?
The authentication code is the code issued by Companies House for filing company documents online and is a 6 character alphanumeric code. If you don’t have the authentication code, don’t worry, we can request it to the resent to the company’s registered office.
How long will it take?
Our standard turnaround time is 24 hours (subject to having the authentication code). After the order is placed one of our accountants reviews the details and clears any queries before preparing the Confirmation Statement. We recommend that orders are placed at least 7 days before the due date of filing. Please note we cannot be held responsible for any late penalties or fines if the order was placed within 7 days of the due date.
What will I receive?
Once the confirmation statement has been filed and accepted at Companies House you will receive a PDF copy for your records.