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Companies House accounts late filing penalties

Companies House impose strict filing penalties for the late filing of accounts. Companies House may not remind you of a filing penalty until it is too late!

The requirement for the submission of your accounts is usually nine months after your year end.

Failure to submit the accounts can result in the following penalties:

Penalty

  • Up to one month £150
  • Up to 3 months £375
  • Up to 6 months £750
  • Over 6 months £1,500

Should you be a repeat offender, accounts filed late in the second year will result in double the penalty imposed in the previous year:

Penalty

  • Up to one month £300
  • Up to 3 months £750
  • Up to 6 months £1,500
  • Over 6 months £3,000

The penalty notice will be submitted once Companies House receive the overdue financial statements.

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