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Words by Mark Brooker
As a Director of a UK Company You must send an annual return to Companies House once a year, this event takes place at the end of each tax year.
An annual return is different from a company’s annual accounts & tax return, these usually aren't done at the same time.
Companies House will send a letter notifying us of the due date to your Companies Registered Address, Hatton & Berkeley also provides this service to its Accountancy Clients.
The due date is usually a year after either the:
- incorporation of your company
- date you filed your last annual return
Annual returns can be filed up to 28 days after the due date.
Your company can be fined up to £5,000 and your company struck off if you do not send your annual return to Companies House annually.
INCLUDED IN AN
ANNUAL TAX RETURN
AN ANNUAL RETURN MUST INCLUDE
- Details of each Director(s) and company Company Secretary (not compulsory)
- Your company's trading activity - including its SIC code(s)
- Type of company; eg 'Private' or 'Public'
- Registered Company Office Address
YOU MAY ALSO NEED TO INCLUDE
- A ‘statement of capital’ if your company has shares / share capital
- Details of shareholders, and if this has changed since your last annual filing
A SIC code is a number that identifies what trading activities a company engages in, eg; 'Code 512199' relates to ‘Other Motion Picture and Video Industries’. Up to 4 SIC codes can be used on your annual return that relate to your company’s business. Find a list of SIC codes here.