When is the deadline for filing company accounts and a company tax return?

For limited companies, the following deadlines are applicable:

  • Company accounts must be filed within 9 months of your company’s financial year-end
  • Your company must make payment of corporation tax within 9 months and a day of your company’s financial year-end.
  • Your company must file its company corporation tax return within 12 months of your company’s financial year-end.

As an example, if your company has a year-end of the 31st March 2024, the applicable dates would be as follows:

  • Company accounts would be due to Companies House by 31st December 2024
  • Your company must pay its corporation tax due by 1st January 2025
  • Your company must file its corporation tax return by 31st March 2025. 

At GLX, we would ideally aim to prepare your statutory accounts within 3 months of your yearend. In the example above this would be 30th June. This gives you sufficient time to plan and prepare for your corporation tax bill rather than this being filed in December and this being short notice and a surprise bill.

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