Pay late filing penalty is a must unless you intend to appeal against it and that your circumstance is exceptional. Generally, your company receive a late filing penalty because your company accounts were submitted late, even just by one day. Thus, you must pay the penalty. This late filing penalty is different from the fines imposed for failing to submit your confirmation statement.
Usually, Companies House issues the late filing penalty invoice after they received your accounts. Ordinarily, the invoice would be sent to your registered office address. If you wish to clarify your late filing penalty invoice, you may contact Companies House.
Universally, your company may pay your late filing penalty by a number of methods acceptable with Companies House.
Pay late filing penalty by Cheque
Firstly, if you are to pay for the penalty by cheque, please write the cheque payable to Companies House. Thereafter, you have to send the cheque to the correct Companies House offices.
For example, for companies registered in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland, your cheque must be sent to Cardiff office.
Companies House Cardiff
P O Box 710
whereas, for companies registered in Scotland, the payment must be sent to Edinburg office.
Companies House Edinburg
Edinburg Quay 2
Also, please write your company registration number and company name on the back of your cheque. Then, send your cheque together with the remittance slip to the Companies House. Job done and that’s all you need to do.
Pay by bank transfer, BACS, internet transfer
Otherwise, you may pay your late filing penalty by bank transfer. Companies House bank details are as follows:
Account name:Late filing penalties receipts
Bank address:National Westminster Bank, Roath, Cardiff
Sort code:52 21 07
Swift code (for overseas payments):NW BK GB 2122X
Remember to email the bank payment details to FPFinance@companieshouse.gov.uk providing your company name and number to expedite the settlement.
If you require help with your company accounts, our accountants would be able to assist you and take care of your company accounts and filing for you. Feel free to contact us.