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Deadlines for limited company' accounts and confirmation statement (annual returns)

While your limited companywas dormant, you will still have been sending accounts to Companies House each year, so your Companies House reporting dates will stay the same for annual returns and accounts. However, your company's corporation tax accounting period will begin when the private company starts business activities. You can:

  • Keep the company's accounting reference date the same with Companies House
  • Create statutory accounts as usual for the 12 months up until the accounting reference date
  • Send these accounts to Companies House and use them to complete your company Tax Return

The Companies' Registrar can strike-off a company on his own initiative, if it is neither carrying on business nor in operation. The registrar may take this view if, for example:

  • He has not received documents from a company that should have sent them to him; or
  • Mail that the registrar has sent to a company's registered office is returned undelivered; or
  • The company has no directors

Before striking a company off the Register, the Companies' Registrar is required to write two formal letters and send notice to the company's registered office to inquire whether it is still carrying on business or in operation. If he is satisfied that it is not, he will publish a notice in the relevant Gazette stating his intention to strike the company off the register unless he is shown reason not to do so.

A copy of the notice will be placed on the company's public record. If the registrar sees no reason to do otherwise, he will strike off the company not less than three months after the date of the notice. The company will be dissolved on publication of a further notice stating this in the relevant Gazette.