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Dormant Company Accounting with Confirmation Statement Filing - £129+VAT

Want to avoid the burden of filing company accounts and confirmation statements for a business that isn’t actively trading?

Let Mint Formations handle it for you and file your accounts on time, helping you to avoid unwanted stress and wasting valuable time.

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Dormant Company Accounts Made Simple

If your company is dormant, it can be a considerable burden having to meet tax and administrative requirements, especially when you aren’t trading and, therefore, making a profit. We can handle your dormant company’s accounts and file your annual confirmation statement with Companies House. Our team will ensure your company is compliant and meets all legal requirements of filing your dormant accounts until the day you choose to resume trading.

Our dormant company accounting service includes not only filing your dormant company’s accounts but also confirmation statement filing.

Please note that our dormant company accounts service is available for companies limited by shares or limited by guarantee.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: We’ll collect all the information we need from you about your accounts and your business as a whole

Step 2: We’ll notify HMRC, file your confirmation statement and submit your dormant company accounts

Step 3: Your business stays “active” until you decide to resume trading.

If you ever do not file your confirmation statement or notify HMRC, you run the risk of being struck from the register, which can impact your ability to seamlessly resume trading when you are ready.

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Dormant Companies Explained

A company is considered dormant if there hasn’t been a significant number of accounting transactions since its incorporation or the last filing of its accounts. Generally, a company is deemed dormant if it is not currently trading.

Even when this is the case, you are still obliged to file company accounts within nine months of your accounting reference date and file a confirmation statement every year. Failing to do either can result in significant penalties.

Confirmation Statement Explained

A confirmation statement is often confused with company accounts, typically because the two documents are filed annually and at around the same time. However, the two are entirely separate. As you’d expect, company accounts are the financial numbers behind your business, outlining your income and expenditure.

A confirmation statement, on the other hand, is a record of your business’s structure and what it comprises, including your directors, shareholders, company secretary and any persons of significant control (PSC).

With our dormant company accounting service, we’ll handle both for you, meaning you don’t have to worry about your legal and financial obligations.

Required Information for Dormant Company Accounts

  • Company name
  • Company number
  • Accounting reference date (ARD)
  • Web filing authentication code
  • Name of one director
  • Copy of the bank statement (if the company has a bank account)

If you formed your company through Mint formations, we will already have all your details other than your bank statement. We also need confirmation on whether the shares in your company are paid or unpaid. By default, we will enter all shares as paid, but if this is not the case, you should advise us in writing when we contact you before filing your accounts.

Companies House Penalties for Late Filing

Companies House and HMRC impose strict deadlines by which you should file your accounts and confirmation statement. If you miss these deadlines, you will have to pay a penalty, which gets bigger the longer you leave it.

For private limited companies, penalties vary depending on how late you file your accounts:

  • Up to 1 month — £150
  • One to three months — £375
  • Three to six months — £750
  • More than six months — £1,500.

The penalty is doubled if your accounts are late two years in a row.

The best way to avoid having to pay a late filing penalty is to ensure your accounts are filed on time. At Mint Formations, our experts will handle the entire process and ensure your accounts are filled in correctly and filed on time. You can also opt to:

  • Dissolve the company instead, which will mean you won’t have to file accounts at all
  • Appeal against the penalty. However, your appeal may not be successful.

Reasons to Choose Mint Formations to Handle Your Dormant Company Accounts

There are several reasons why choosing Mint Formations to handle your dormant company accounts can be a smart decision:

Affordable

We offer competitive pricing for our dormant company account filing services, making it an affordable option for businesses of all sizes.

Companies House Experts

We have a team of experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of the process of filing dormant company accounts and confirmation statements. We'll ensure everything is completed correctly and on time, giving you peace of mind.

No Stress

Dealing with paperwork can be stressful, especially if you're unfamiliar with the process. By choosing Mint Formations, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that your dormant company accounts are being handled by professionals who know exactly what they're doing.

Simple Process

Our online platform makes it easy for you to access and manage your dormant company accounts from anywhere, at any time. You'll have everything you need in one place, saving you time and hassle.

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FAQ's

Dormant Company Accounts

Can you help me dissolve my limited company instead?

If you have no intention of resuming trading, it will likely be a better option to dissolve your company. This will relieve you of your obligation to file annual accounts and confirmation statements.

We can help you with the limited company dissolution process by taking care of all the paperwork and filing it on your behalf for a completely hands-off approach.

Can I use your dormant company accounting service even if I have not formed my company through Mint Formations?

Yes, we can file your dormant company accounts on your behalf, even if you didn’t originally register your company with us. However, we will need all of the information outlined above, such as your WebFiling authentication code, company name and share capital information.

When and how do I need to file dormant accounts?

Any company must file accounts every financial year. For a new company, these must be filed within 21 months of the incorporation date or within nine months of the accounting reference date (ARD). For example, a company registered on 13 January 2022 will have an accounting reference date of 31 January 2023. The deadline for filing the accounts for this company would be 31 October 2022.

Can a company be dormant from the outset?

Yes, a company can be dormant from the time it is incorporated. This may be the case if the company is being set up for a specific purpose in the future, such as to hold a particular asset or to be used as a vehicle for a potential merger or acquisition.

Is it possible to reactivate a dormant company?

Yes, it is possible to reactivate a dormant company by starting to carry out business activities again. This may involve completing transactions with customers and suppliers, generating income, and incurring expenses. In order to reactivate the company, it may be necessary to appoint new directors or update the company's details with Companies House.

What is a WebFiling authentication code?

A WebFiling authentication code is a six-digit alphanumeric code issued by Companies House during the registration process. If you have registered your company through Mint Formations, you can access it by logging in to your online company portal. If you formed your company another way and do not know your authentication code, we can request it from Companies House, which will send it to your registered office.

Do you also offer confirmation statement filing services for an actively trading limited company?

Regardless of whether your company is dormant (not trading) or actively trading, you still need to file annual accounts and confirmation statements. We can take care of the confirmation statement for your limited company.

What is a dormant company?

A dormant company is a company that has not carried out any business activities or transactions during a financial year. This means that the company has not generated any income or incurred any expenses, and it has not traded with any customers or suppliers. Dormant companies may still have assets, such as cash in bank accounts, but these are not being used for the purpose of carrying on a business.

Why might a company become dormant?

There are several reasons why a company might become dormant. For example, the company may have completed its business activities and is no longer trading, or it may be in the process of being wound up or dissolved. As mentioned, a company may become dormant temporarily while it is waiting for a particular event to take place, such as the completion of a merger or acquisition.

Can a dormant company still have directors?

Yes, a dormant company can still have directors. However, the directors of a dormant company are not required to carry out any specific duties or responsibilities, as the company is not actively carrying on any business activity.

Make Your Dormant Company Accounts Simple with Mint Formations

As a business owner, you have enough on your plate without worrying about keeping up with the tedious task of filing company accounts and confirmation statements for a dormant business. Let Mint Formations take care of it for you, so you can focus on growing and running your active business. 

With our expertise and efficient processes, we'll ensure everything is filed on time, allowing you to avoid unnecessary stress and hassle. Plus, you'll have peace of mind knowing that professionals are taking care of your dormant business. 

Let us handle the paperwork, so you can focus on what you do best.

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