When you apply for a company dissolution, you are asking Companies House to strike off your company from the public register. The company then ceases to exist – in other words, it closes.
If you are considering dissolving your limited company, you may be wondering if you should still file a confirmation statement and annual accounts. These filing obligations typically apply to all limited companies, whether trading or not, so let’s take a look.
Filing your confirmation statement and annual accounts
Before sending your completed DS01 – Strike off a company from the register form to Companies House, it is good practice to file a confirmation statement and annual accounts.
However, it is not compulsory.
If you are dissolving your company because your annual accounts are overdue, and you would rather close the company than pay the late filing fee – you will obviously still incur a penalty if you do proceed to file annual accounts.
You can’t always apply for a company dissolution
There are some instances where you can not dissolve your company. For example, if:
- You have traded in the last 3 months
- Changed company name in the last 3 months
- Legal proceedings are being brought against the company
- The company is going into liquidation (or is already in liquidation)
- The company has entered into a credit agreement
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