What is a dormant company?


company formationCompanies House say it best:

“A company is dormant if it has had no ‘significant accounting transactions’ during the accounting period. A significant accounting transaction is one which the company should enter in its accounting records.

When determining whether a company is dormant you can disregard the following transactions:

• payment for shares taken by subscribers to the memorandum of association;
• fees paid to the Registrar of Companies for a change of company name, the re-registration of a company and filing annual returns; and
• payment of a civil penalty for late filing of accounts.”

This post was brought to you by Mathew Aitken (well mostly Companies House) at Companies Made Simple – The Simplest Company Formation Service

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