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[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Should I dissolve my company or put it on ice?

Hopefully, running your own business has been a good experience. When business comes to an end, we know that the double barrelled question “should I dissolve my company or put it on ice” is often asked.
If you have finished with the company and no longer need it, then dissolve it. Keeping it will only add to your costs. A simple dissolution guide is here.
It is not possible to ever make a traded company become truly dormant again. There will always be things to do. A dormant company is one which …

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[31 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]

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Companies House and HM Revenue & Customs use different systems

Each year, different reports have to be submitted to different Government departments.
The Companies House Annual Return
The Companies House Annual Return is a report which sets out a list of the Directors, Company Secretaries and Shareholders of a UK limited company. It also shows the registered office address. The form is due once per year and normally, the reporting date is on the anniversary of incorporation, and the due date is …

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[10 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

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The 1 Oct 2009 changes

The Companies Act 2006 led to a number of changes in company law, some of which were implemented on 1 October  2008, and some of which came into force on 1 Oct 2009.
The latest changes meant that Companies House had to upgrade their computer software and accountants were warned in advance. We knew that the electronic services would be unavailable from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 October 2009 inclusive. We then expected them to be …

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[6 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

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The simple case of a “one-man” or family company
Once you have decided that a company is no longer needed, it can easily be dissolved. You must first ensure that the accounts and corporation tax return for the final period of trading have been submitted and that any tax liability has been paid.
If there is a tax repayment for the final year, you will want to have received that before you close the bank account and dissolve the company. If …