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25 March 2020 0 Comments
Posted in Commercial, Corporate, Opinion

Business alert: Companies House extends accounts filing deadline

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Companies House have updated their policy so that if accounts are not able to be filed on time due to the company being affected by Coronavirus, the company may make an application before their deadline to extend the period allowed for filing. Upon application, the company will receive an automatic and immediate 3 month extension to file their accounts.

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Deadlines are usually very strict (unless there are extreme circumstances) with automatic penalties for late filings. Companies must therefore ensure they make any application for an extension in advance of their filing deadline.

Companies that have already extended their filing deadline, or shortened their accounting reference period, may not be eligible for an extension.

Companies are also being urged to file accounts online if they are able to do so.

More information and how to apply can be found on the government website here.

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