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Preparation and filing of company accounts
The basic rules on filing company accounts are summarised below. This applies to all accounts irrespective of whether any filing exemptions apply to the content of the documents.

1. What should a set of company accounts provide?
Generally, company accounts must legaly include:
(a) a balance sheet signed by a director;
(b) a profit and loss;
(c) an auditors' report signed by the auditor (as appropriate);
(d) a directors' report signed by a director or the business secretary;
(e) the appropriate notes; and
(f) group company accounts (as appropriate).

2. Do all companies need to file their company accounts at Companies House?
All public limited and limited companies must file their company accounts at Companies House. This can now be done electronically online. If they are eligible and wish to, medium-sized, small, very small and dormant companies may prepare and file 'abbreviated' ones.

3. What period of time do I have to file my first company accounts?
Your first filing must cover a period of more than 12 months and must be delivered within 21 months of the date of incorporation for private companies and 18 months for public companies or 3 months from the accounting reference date, whichever is longer.

4. What period must a set of company accounts cover?
The first set of company accounts cover the period starting on the date of incorporation and not the first day of trading. They end on the accounting reference date (ARD) or up to 7 days either side of that date. Subsequent filings start on the day after the previous ones ended. They finish date for the company accounts on the accounting reference date or up to 7 days either side of it.

5. How long are you allowed before filing company accounts?
Unless you are providing you company's first company accounts the time normally allowed for delivering company accounts to Companies House is:
(a) 9 months from the accounting reference date for a private company;
(b) 6 months from the accounting reference date for a public company.

6. What if the company accounts are delivered late?
There is an automatic penalty for filing late. The amount depends on how late they arrive and whether the company is private or public.

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