Companies reminded to file early

Released 19 November 2020

Companies House is urging company directors and accountants to file earlier than usual using online services.

Paper accounts submitted too close to the 31 December 2020 deadline, which are then rejected, risk not having enough time to be corrected, re-submitted and manually checked. This type of late accounts will incur an automatic late filing penalty; however, if the late delivery of accounts was directly caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Companies House says it will treat penalty appeals sympathetically.

Further information can be found in the press release Companies House issue ‘don’t leave it until the last minute’ advice to businesses.

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