Overdue company account not filed with Companies House may result in your limited company being struck off.
It is a criminal offence for failing to submit your company accounts within the statutory time allowed with Companies House.
For a private limited company, your company accounts must be submitted with Companies House within nine months after the end of your company’s accounting period. Whereas for a public limited company, your company accounts must be submitted within 6 months after the end of your accounting period.
Write to Companies House
You may write or email Companies House to inform them that you intend to file your company accounts soon. They will consider your request and reply to you.
It is better to email Companies House as it is much faster than sending a letter by post.
Below is Companies House contact details:
Cardiff CF14 3UZ
Telephone: 0303 1234 500
Calling from abroad: 0044 303 1234 500
File overdue company accounts within 28 days
Companies House may allow you to have further 28 days to file your company accounts from the date they replied to you. They would discontinue the proposal to strike off your company there and then.
Failed to file your overdue company accounts after 28 days
If your company failed to file your overdue company account after the further allowed 28 days, Companies House will issue prosecution warning letter to your company director.
Companies House will pass your case to Prosecuting Solicitor to consider instituting criminal proceedings against your company director.
Will the late filing penalty stop?
The late filing penalty will roll on until your company accounts are filed with Companies House.