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My Limited Company is Dormant. Who do I tell?

Last Updated: 12/09/2014

If you have formed a Limited Company to keep the company dormant, there are a few steps you need to adhere to in order to ensure dormant status (other than not trading of course).

1. A week or so after company formation HMRC will mail (to the Registered Office) the CT41G ‘Corporation Tax – Information for New Companies’ letter. Simply write to HMRC at the address provided at the top of the letter – telling them that your company is unlikely to start any business activity in the near future. 

2. As the first anniversary of your company formation approaches, Companies House will send mail (again, to the Registered Office) notifying you that your Confirmation Statement needs to be filed. Even though your company is dormant, you must still file a Confirmation Statement. 

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3. 21 months after the company formation you will need to file Company Accounts. Again, Companies House will mail you as the due date approaches. To notify Companies House that your company is dormant you need to file a type of accounts called Dormant Company Accounts with Companies House.

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Remember, Annual Returns and Annual Accounts are annual filing obligations so steps 2 and 3 must be repeated.