If you have a private limited company that does not need an auditor, you could use the company accounts and tax online (CATO) service to file your Companies House accounts and HMRC company tax return together.
You can file interim and initial accounts using software (2023 FRC suite of taxonomies) from 5 April 2023.
We can accept certain digital signatures on paper accounts – updated guidance with a link to our policy on digital signatures
The automatic extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act have come to an end.
The automatic extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act will come to an end for filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021.
Updated guidance in accordance with the end of UK transition. Removed any references to SEs, EEIGs, EC Directives.
CICs guidance updated
Updated exemptions from audit as a small company
CIC accounts guidance updated.
Table added with accounts options for online filing.
Link to accounts podcast added.
Note added to section 7.
Welsh guidance added
The Companies, Partnerships & Groups (Accounts & Reports) Regulations 2015 introduced a number of changes to accounts filing requirements. This revised version of the guidance covers these changes and streamlines the guidance by removing information that is outdated or no longer relevant.
New version relating to changes brought in by the The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act.