The UK company law requires every company to deliver annual return to Companies House. The annual return date is normally the anniversary of incorporation of your company or 12 months from the date of previous return filed. The return must be submitted within 28 days.
It is the director or secretary’s responsibility to ensure the annual return is filed with Companies House. The Registrar may remove your company if annual return was not filed after three reminder letters have been sent out to your company registered office address and no reply from you.
Once your company is struck off, your company asset will be legally belongs to the Crown.
It is a criminal offence not to deliver your company annual return with 28 days to Companies House and the Registrar may prosecute directors for this reason. if prosecuted, the directors can be fined £5000.
The information needed for annual return is general information of your company officers, registered office address, services addresses and share capital as at the return date.
Can I File Annual Return Early?
Companies House allows companies to file their annual return earlier than the given statutory due date. You must specify the new annual return filing date. This date will be the date used to determine your next annual return due date.
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Accountants at Concise Accountancy provide company secretarial services to companies. This service includes taking care of your company Annual Return and other legal filing requirements with Companies House. Feel free to contact us if you require help in completing your annual return.
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