Accurex Accounting

File Company Accounts & Tax Return

process of file company accounts tax

In the UK, limited companies are required to file their annual accounts and company tax return with both Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The deadlines and processes for filing these returns vary depending on the size and complexity of your company.

File Company accounts with Companies House

  • The deadline for filing your accounts is nine months after the end of your accounting period.
  • You can file your accounts online or by post.
  • There is a filing fee payable to Companies House.

File Accounts tax return with HMRC

  • The deadline for filing your company tax return is twelve months after the end of your accounting period.
  • You can file your tax return online or by post.
  • You will need to pay any corporation tax due to HMRC at the time of filing.
file company accounts


  • Preparation of working papers including control accounts and lead schedules
  • Analysis of income and expense
  • Reconciliation of all control accounts with statement balances
  • Preparation of extended trial balance
  • Posting workings in accounts productions software
  • Draft accounts in pdf and iXBRL
  • Two-level review of processes
  • Filing of accounts with Companies House and HMRC
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records throughout the year.
  • Start preparing your accounts early to avoid any last-minute rushes.
  • Seek professional help if you are unsure about anything.
  • File your returns on time to avoid any penalties.
  • Advise on corporation tax planning opportunities.
  • Payroll and PAYE services (if required).
  • VAT return preparation and filing (if applicable).
  • Bookkeeping services (if applicable).
  • Company secretarial services (if applicable).

Additional Requirements:

  • Depending on the size and complexity of your business, you may also need to file VAT returns, payroll reports, and other documents.

Benefits of Filing

  • Filing your accounts and tax return helps you to:
    • Comply with legal requirements.
    • Understand your company’s financial performance.
    • Identify areas for improvement.
    • Secure funding or investment.