Companies registered at Companies House can expect to receive several letters each year. These may include-
Letters from HMRC
- CT41G – Corporation tax new company details (for newly registered companies)
- CT600 – Corporation Tax reminder
- Reminder to pay your corporation tax and payment instructions.
Letters from Companies House
- Notice to file accounts
- Notice to file the confirmation statement
- Authentication codes for new companies when requested
- Occasionally other government notices or updates
When a company is not ‘in good standing’ further notices will also be sent. Late filing penalty notices, strike off action warnings and letters of advice may be sent to companies that do not file documents in a timely fashion. Companies House may also write to the directors at the registered office address.
The number of letters sent will depend on how prompt your company directors are in filing their documents each year. It must be stressed that it is a director’s responsibility to know their filing deadlines and not the government’s job to provide reminders. Not receiving a reminder is not sufficient grounds to appeal against a penalty. The requirements to file accounts and documents with Companies House or HMRC do not change year on year.