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What is a Dormant Company?

A Dormant Company is a company which is not Trading/no longer Trading. Your company will be deemed dormant if it’s had no account transactions or trading activity. HMRC would consider this type of company to be dormant for Corporation Tax purposes.

Do I still need to file Accounts and Confirmation Statements?

Yes, by having a Dormant Company you do still need to file your Accounts but they can be ‘Dormant Accounts’ which shows no account activity.

Confirmation Statements will still need to filed yearly.

  • Filing Dormant Accounts: 40.00GBP
  • Confirmation Statement 28.00GBP

Can I start Trading if my company is already marked as Dormant?

You can change the status of your company from Dormant to Trading. HMRC will need to be informed by yourself your company is now ‘Active’. This can be done via HMRC online portal.

At Companies House you can also change your SIC Codes from Dormant (SIC Code 99999) to a trading SIC code which applies to you.

File Trading Accounts at Companies House within the 9 month period.


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