Timeline for filing with HMRC and Companies House
After the end of its financial year, your private limited company must prepare:
You need your accounts and tax return to meet deadlines for filing with Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
You can also use them to work out how much Corporation Tax to pay.
The table below provides the details of deadline for different filings:
File first accounts with Companies House
21 months after the date you registered with Companies House
File annual accounts with Companies House
9 months after your company’s financial year ends
Pay Corporation Tax or tell HMRC that your limited company does not owe any
9 months and 1 day after your ‘accounting period’ for Corporation Tax ends
File a Company Tax Return
12 months after your accounting period for Corporation Tax ends
Your accounting period for Corporation Tax is the time covered by your Company Tax Return. It’s normally the same 12 months as the company financial year covered by your annual accounts.
Please also check the following related matters: