How often must dormant company accounts be filed?
Company accounts for a dormant company must be filed for every financial year. If filing your first accounts they must be filed within 21 months of the date of incorporation. Every subsequent filing of accounts must be done within 9 months from the accounting reference date (ARD). For example, accounts with an ARD of 31 December must be filed by 30 September the following year.
What details do we require?
We need a few basic details such as company name, company number, year end (ARD), webfiling authentication code and the name of one director to sign the accounts. If the company held a bank account during the year being reported then we will also need a copy of the bank statement emailing to confirm there were no transactions.
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 accounts. 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 accounts have been filed and accepted at Companies House you will receive a PDF copy for your records.