Three-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

Published: Wednesday 25 March 2020

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.