Last updated Feb 06, 2024 and written by Tom Richardson

Checking your annual return and annual account due dates

Knowing your limited company’s due dates is important. Why? Because:

  • If you do not file an annual return Companies House will threaten the dissolution of your company as well as criminal action against the company directors.
  • If you file annual accounts after the due date Companies House will impose a penalty (the total depends on how late the annual accounts are filed – you can view the different penalties here).

This is why we let you know your annual return and annual account due dates as soon as you log in and select ‘My Companies’. What’s more, we even colour code the date so you know filing obligations that are ‘Overdue’ and ‘Due in 2 months’ at a glance (and if you click the arrows you can arrange your companies by due dates):