1. Overview

You can use software to file your company accounts, file changes to your details and returns to Companies House electronically.

Using software or filing online you’ll:

  • be less likely to get late filing penalties
  • get confirmation that your documents have been received
  • find out if they’re accepted or rejected

How to file electronically

You must register for an online filing account - fill in the online filing credit account application form and send it to the address on the form.

You can then either:

  • get a software package from a Companies House (and HMRC) approved provider
  • develop your own software - request a copy of the Companies 
House technical specifications by emailing xml@companieshouse.gov.uk