Company Accounts & Tax

Limited Company Accounts and Tax

Many businesses trade as limited companies as they offer many benefits, including tax efficiency and limited liability (meaning directors/owners are protected if the company runs into financial difficulty).

If you are trading as a limited company you are required to prepare and submit financial statements to Companies House on an annual basis.  You are also required to submit corporation tax returns to HMRC and pay any liabilities annually.

There are strict deadlines for limited companies, and tough penalties for non-compliance and late payments.

If your turnover is in excess of £85,000 you may need to register for VAT.Company Accounts fareham

How can we help with your Company Accounts?

Regular reminders throughout the year, requesting relevant information for your accounts

Expert support and advice

Optimise your tax efficiency by identifying any potential reliefs you may be able to claim

Prepare and file your annual financial statements

Ensure compliance with HMRC and Companies House

Calculate your tax liability and provide a schedule of payments

Complete and file your returns and accounts on your behalf

Deal directly with HMRC on your behalf

Detailed knowledge on costs to be reclaimed to reduce your tax liability


As a limited company we can also assist you with your processes and obligations for your:


VAT Returns



Here are some answers to common questions we get asked.  Please let us know if you'd like to discuss any questions you have and we'll see how we can best assist you.

When is my corporation tax due?

The deadline for submitting your corporation tax return is 12 months after the end of the accounting period it covers.

Your corporation tax is payable 9 months and 1 day following the end of the accounting period it relates to.

Time after your deadline Penalty
1 day £100
3 months Another £100
6 months HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will estimate your Corporation Tax bill and add a penalty of 10% the unpaid tax
12 months Another 10% of any unpaid tax

If your return is late 3 times in a row the penalties increase to £500 each.

When are my accounts due to be submitted to Companies House?

Your first set of accounts are due at Companies House 21 months after the date of incorporation.

Subsequent accounts are due 9 months after the company year end.

Companies House late filing penalties are as follows:

Time after your deadline Penalty
Up to 1 month £150
1 to 3 months £375
3 to 6 months £750
More than 6 months £1,500

Can’t find the answer to your question?

Please feel free to Contact Us and we can see how we can help.