2. Filing annual accounts, returns and tax accounts

Companies House has tested the software listed.

You should consider which features you need and make sure the software you choose has those features, for example if you need software to deal with inactive accounts (sometimes called ‘dormant accounts’).

You must first register as an electronic filer.

Supplier Product(s) Prepare accounts, returns and tax accounts File accounts, returns and tax accounts
Acorah Software Products Ltd TaxCalc Accounts Production Yes Yes
BTCSoftware Limited PM Solution Yes Yes
Capium Limited Capium Accounts Production Yes Yes
CaseWare UK CaseWare Accounts Production Yes Yes
CCH Software CCH iXBRL Review & Tag Yes Yes
CCH Software CCH Accounts Production Yes Yes
CoreFiling Limited Seahorse Yes Yes
eFile Ready Limited eCompany Services No Yes
Eureka Software Eureka Software Yes Yes
Forbes Computer Systems Ltd Forbes Accounts, Forbes Company Register, Forbes EINC Yes Yes
gbooks gbooks Company Accounts Yes Yes
HMSoftware First Choice Final Accounts Yes Yes
IRIS Software IRIS Accountancy Suite Yes Yes
IRIS Software IRIS Accounts Prodution Yes Yes
IRIS Software PTP Accounts Production Yes Yes
Keytime Accounts Production Yes Yes
Quality Management Software Ltd CT600CH No Yes
RFA Pinacle Accounting Practice Software Yes Yes
Sage (UK) Limited Sage Accounts Production Advanced Yes Yes
Sage (UK) Limited Sage Final Accounts Online Yes Yes
Thomson Reuters Digita Yes Yes
Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Yes Yes
VT Software Limited VT Filer Yes Yes
VT Software Limited VT Filer No Yes

The following companies provide services which may help you prepare and file documents for Companies House.

BritDAQ Limited BritDAQ Cosec
IncWise Limited IncWise Incorporation and Company Secretary Services
Info Commerce Limited Acs1/Sec1/Inc1
Panlegis (Malta) Limited Panlegis (Malta) Limited

Tax account software generates electronic accounts in Inline eXtensible Reporting Language (iXBRL).

If your account is dormant

You can use software from these providers if your 
company has never traded.

Supplier Product(s)
Anglia Registrars Ltd Inform Direct
CFS International Formations LTD CFS Formations and Free Secretarial Package
E Filing Limited E Filing Limited
Efaze Ltd BVI Efaze.com company formations
ICSA Software International Limited Blueprint OneWorld
Jordans Limited Incorporator, Forming Companies, PCSec administration software
LTDONLINE Ltd LTDONLINE
Oswalds (Jordans [Scotland] Ltd) Incorporator, Forming Companies, PCSec administration software