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Information on Companies House late filing penalties

Information on Companies House late filing penalty

A Private Limited company has 9 months from the end of its accounting reference period to file its accounts with Companies House. A public company has 6 months.

A Company is able to change its accounting reference period if required.

If a company does not file its company accounts on time, Companies House may issue penalties to the company.

The level of the penalty depends on how late the accounts reach Companies House. Please see some information below on the penalties that can be issued for Private Limited companies:

  • Not more than 1 month overdue – 150.00GBP
  • More than 1 month but not more than 3 months overdue – 375.00GBP
  • More than 3 months but not more than 6 months overdue – 750.00GBP
  • More than 6 months overdue - 1500.00GBP

Penalties for Public Limited companies are much higher.

CFS are able to assist in Filing the company accounts for you if required or we can help with assisting of paying any penalties.

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