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[15.01.2020]

Close down a company by striking it off the register

There are a limited range of circumstances when a company can request to be removed from the register (known as being struck off). For example, a voluntary strike-off can be requested by a dormant or non-trading company.

A limited company can be

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[15.01.2020]

Money laundering and terrorist financing

The money laundering rules are designed to protect the UK financial system and put in place certain controls to prevent businesses being used for money laundering by criminals and terrorists. The money laundering and terrorist financing (amendment)

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[04.12.2019]

Accounting periods if company has two or more trades

A tax accounting period for Corporation Tax purposes cannot exceed a 12 month period. If company accounts cover less than 12 months then the accounting period will normally end on the same day, and thus will be shorter than 12 months. This can happen

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[23.10.2019]

Tax deducted from payments by companies

Under certain circumstances, companies (including non-resident companies trading from a branch or agency in the UK and local authorities) can have a duty to deduct tax in connection with certain payments. In effect the company accounts for all or

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[23.10.2019]

What is a Close Company?

A Close Company is broadly defined as a company that is controlled by:

five or fewer participators or
any number of participators who are also directors or
where more than half the assets of which would be distributed to five or fewer

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[08.10.2019]

Changing your company’s year end

There are special rules in place which limit your options to change your company’s year-end date. A company’s year-end date is also known as its ‘accounting reference date’ and is historically set by reference to the date the

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[08.10.2019]

When overseas companies need to register at Companies House

An overseas company must register with Companies House if they want to set up a place of business or branch in the UK. Generally, this would be if the overseas company had a physical presence in the UK through which it carries on business.

If an

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[08.10.2019]

Objecting to a limited company being struck off

There are a limited range of circumstances when a company can request to be removed from the register (known as being struck off). For example, a voluntary strike off can be requested by a dormant or non-trading company.

You can object to a limited

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[18.09.2019]

Don’t miss your company accounts filing deadline

Companies House has issued a press release to remind companies to keep on top of their filing responsibilities. The end of this month, 30 September 2019, marks a common deadline for many companies who will need to file their company accounts with a

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[11.09.2019]

Get information about a company

There is a significant amount of information that can be obtained from Companies House. Companies House is responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies, examining and storing company information and making company information

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