Annual Accounts

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What’s the difference between a Confirmation Statement and an Annual Account?

Undoubtedly one of the most common queries that we get here at Company Formation MadeSimple is about what the difference between two very important filing obligations are for a limited company. These are Confirmation Statements and Annual Accounts.

What happens if I miss my Confirmation Statement or Annual Accounts deadline?

All limited need to file a Confirmation Statement and Annual Accounts on a yearly basis. Even if they’ve never traded.

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Annual Return and Annual Account due dates explained – infographic

As soon as your limited company has been formed you are given an Accounting Reference Date along with due dates for your company's Annual Return and Annual Accounts. But where do these dates come from?

Dormant company accounts & the accounting reference date: What date can you file?

Dormant company accounts are a version of company accounts filed by companies that have never had any trading activity. A company’s first set of accounts should be filed no later than 21 months after the company was formed.

Checking your annual return and annual account due dates

Knowing your limited company’s due dates is important. Why?

What is the Accounting Reference Date?

[caption width="190" align="alignright"] The Accounting Reference Date is automatically set as the last day of the month that a company was formed in[/caption]The accounting reference date pinpoints when a company’s financial year ends. As well as this, it also acts as a reference point for when annual accounts need to be delivered to Companies House.

What does a Limited Company need to file with Companies House?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="190"] The Companies House filing obligations explained[/caption] If you have formed a limited company, you have two filing obligations with Companies House; annual returns and annual accounts. Due to the wording, these two are often mistaken for each other – the aim of this post is to put an end to this confusion!

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