Last updated Mar 19, 2024 and written by Tom Richardson

Annual Account Late Filing Penalties

On Wednesday we explained that whilst there’s no penalty for late filing of the annual return, there is a penalty for late filing of annual accounts. If you do file accounts late here’s what Companies House will charge (the following is in regards to a private company limited by shares):

Less than one month late: £150

Between one and three months late: £375

Between three and six months late: £750

More than six months late: £1500

If you would rather close the company than pay the penalty do not file accounts and dissolve the company instead. Companies House will not pursue the penalty payment.