Companies will receive an additional three months to file accounts with Companies House to avoid penalties during COVID-19.
From Wednesday 25 March 2020, companies can apply for their three-month extension and avoid the usual automatic penalty for late filing.
A fast-track online application has been set up for the extension with a tick box to cite COVID-19 as your reason for requesting an extension. The extension will be automatically and immediately granted.
It should be noted that:
- companies that have already extended their filing deadline, or shortened their accounting reference period may be ineligible for an extension; and
- this will not change the due dates for your future accounts.
If you have any queries regarding your filing deadlines, please get in touch.