It is sometimes the job that people just want to keep on putting off, but do not underestimate the amount of time you may require to get your accounts reconciled and filed at companies house or HMRC, explains local Preston Bookkeeper and Accountant, Gary Alker.
Leaving things late gives no allowance for any additional help, and you could end up paying higher fees if the deadline is quickly approaching, and you need professional advice.
You can sign up for reminders from Companies House as well as for VAT returns on the HMRC gateway, and can also give permission to your accountant to have access. However, it remains your responsibility, so always ensure that deadlines have been met by yourself or your adviser.
Company accounts – to be filed at Companies House 9 months after the year end.This is different for the first accounts.
Confirmation Statement – filed at Companies House on the anniversary of incorporation
Corporation tax – payable 9 months and one day after the year end
Corporation tax return – to be filed at HMRC 12 months after the year end.
Payroll- PAYE RTI (Real Time Information) returns – monthly
VAT Returns – filed and paid quarterly, 1 month and 7 days after the quarter end
Self assessment tax returns – by 31 January for the previous tax year
Contact local Preston Bookkeeper and Accountant
If you require any help or assistance, please contact Alker Accounting based in Preston, Lancashire.