A Guide to Preparing and Submitting Company Accounts to Companies House
- Price: £3.60
- Published: May 2016
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
All businesses must keep accounting records for tax purposes, and a business that operates as a limited company must also submit a set of statutory accounts to Companies House every year. An accountant usually carries out this work, but a company's directors are ultimately responsible for ensuring that it happens, so company directors should be aware of what the law requires them to do.
This factsheet explains when accounts must be submitted to Companies House, what information most companies are required to submit and the exemptions that allow a company to submit less detailed information. It also explains the penalties involved for late filing of accounts.