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Filing of an LLP Confirmation Statement Online

Once a limited liability partnership (LLP) has been formed, the responsibility for filing the confirmation statement falls to a designated member within the LLP. It is generally a condition of the LLP to appoint a minimum of two designated members. It is possible for anyone within the LLP to become a designated member, providing they have not been disqualified from such a role or that of a company director previously. This same rule applies to anyone who is undischarged from bankruptcy. If the LLP has two or less members then all parties automatically become designated members. Here at Coddan™ we can provide assistance and support with a new company formation, preparing and filing the confirmation statement for an LLP, to ensure that everything is completed correctly and in a timely manner.

Filing of a Limited Liability Partnership Confirmation Statement

LLP owners can receive help with preparing and filing LLP confirmation statements through Coddan Ltd. We charged £99.00 for the online filing of confirmation statement, in the case if we need to file the confirmation statement by the submission of paper forms, our fee is £120.00. If you are not sure what service to order, you can place an order for the standard online filing. Should you need to file your return on paper, you will need to pay the balance before we can submit your documents to the Companies House.

Price: £99.00

LLP and confirmation statement filing requirements

Ultimately they will hold the same rights and have to complete the same duties as every other member. They are however bound by law to take on additional responsibilities. When filing the LLP' confirmation statement, the following information must be submitted to Company House relating to the LLP: the name, the registration number, details of the registered office address, the date return is up to, where records are stored, if not the registered office and the members details. The confirmation statement must accurately match the records held on Company House public record. If they do not match, Companies House will either reject the return or highlight it as inconsistent. If the limited liability partnership needs to change or update anything, the designated member must deliver the appropriate forms with their LLP confirmation statement.

It is a criminal offence to not submit an LLP confirmation statement, and if not completed in time, the designated member may be the one facing the criminal offence. It is vital that enough time is allowed for the confirmation statement to reach Companies House before the deadline. It is important to note that if the confirmation statement is not received by Companies House by the filing deadline date, they may assume that the limited liability partnership is no longer in business and therefore strike them from the public register, highlighting the vital role the designated member plays within the business.

When to file the confirmation statement for an LLP?

LLP Confirmation statement Filing Requirements

Assistance with filing of LLP confirmation statement: if you need to file your limited liability partnership confirmation statement and do not know where to start, Coddan™ can help. A limited liabilities partnership has to file a partnership tax return each and every year, and then there may be further requirements for each member to provide a self-assessment form. It is important to make sure the structure and returns are properly organised to maximise your tax advantage, and a professional tax consultant like Coddan℠ can advise you on the best way to streamline your tax affairs and take the maximum profits for yourself.

The responsibilities of the designated members to file a confirmation statement

File an LLP Confirmation statement

File an LLP confirmation statement online, when to file the confirmation statement for an LLP? All LLPs are obliged to deliver an confirmation statement to Companies House within a maximum of 28 days of their made-up date. The made-up date may be the anniversary of the incorporation of the LLP or the made-up date of a previous confirmation statement delivered to Companies House.

After an LLP formation, the designated member of an LLP holds the responsibility for the filing of an LLP confirmation statement. Every LLP must appoint at least two designated members. While anyone can become a designated member, the only restrictions are that they must not have been disqualified from acting as a company director or designated member of an LLP, or experienced undischarged bankruptcy. If there are fewer than two members of an LLP, all members will deemed to be designated members.

While designated members have the same rights and duties towards the LLP as other members, the law places additional responsibilities on designated members. In particular, designated members are responsible for the following: -

  • Appointing an auditor
  • Signing accounts on behalf of other members
  • Delivering the accounts to Companies House
  • Notifying Companies House of any changes to the LLP or its registered office address
  • Preparing and delivering confirmation statements

Through the filing an LLP confirmation statement, the designated member of an LLP must supply Companies House with the following information: -

  • The name of the LLP
  • The LLP's registered number
  • The LLP's registered office address
  • The date to which the return is made up
  • The address where LLP records are stored (if not at the registered office)
  • The details of all the LLP's members
LLP Late Filing Penalties

LLP & Late Filing Penalties

Failure to file LLP confirmation statements or submit LLP annual accounts is a criminal offence, which can result in designated members being fined personally in the criminal courts. Any criminal proceedings taken as a result of non-filing of LLP confirmation statements and accounts is separate from and in addition to any late filing penalty imposed against the LLP for filing accounts late. The registrar may also take steps to strike the LLP off the public record if these documents are delivered late. There is no late filing penalty imposed on confirmation statements that have been filed late.