Avoid LLP late filing penalty by submitting your LLP accounts with Companies House on time.
Your LLP’s accounts filing deadline
Companies House website publishes your LLP’s accounts filing deadlines. The filing deadline is nine months after your accounting reference date. The accounting reference date is your LLP’s year end date.
If you do not remember your LLP’s account filing deadlines, you may contact Companies House directly or ask your accountants.
Mark in your diary or calendar to remind you in good time of your LLP’s accounts filing deadlines and also factor in the time to gather all the information and accounting records for your accountants to prepare your LLP accounts.
Reminders from Companies House
Companies House send reminders to your LLP’s registered office address to remind you of your LLP ‘s accounts is due. It is important that you can access to mails send to your registered office address.
If you are no longer able to access mails sent to your LLP’s registered office, it is time to change that address to a new registered office address. You must inform Companies House of the change.
Send LLP accounts by post
Allow enough time to ensure that your LLP accounts reach Companies House before the filing due date. If your filing deadline expires on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, the law still requires accounts to be filed by the due date.
If you are using UK post office or Royal mail service, please note that First-class stamp does not guarantee next day delivery, so please consider guaranteed methods of delivery to ensure your accounts arrive on time. Your LLP is liable to pay late filing penalty even if your accounts are delayed by the post service.
In short, the only way to avoid LLP late filing penalty is to submit your LLP accounts on time.
Also, remember to submit your confirmation statement with Companies House.
If you have any questions about preparing your LLP accounts, contact Companies House or speak to our London accountants.