Company Accounts & Corporation Tax
Fusion Accountants are modern Chartered Accountants for small to medium businesses, contractors and independent consultant.
We’ll take care of all your company accounts and corporation tax compliance.
What are Company / Statutory Accounts
All companies whether trading or not, must prepare annually, the Company’s Accounts (also known as ‘Statutory Accounts’). Their aim is to breakdown and report the financial position and performance of a Limited Company in that year.
These are prepared after the end of your company’s financial year and must be submitted to:
- Companies House
- All Shareholders
What’s included in Company Accounts
Accounts are prepared differently depending on the size of the company, for example:
There are 5 different types of Limited Companies in the UK:
- Small Company
- Medium-Size Company
- Large Company
- Dormant Company
Statutory accounts are not intended to include every last bit of detail that happens in the business, but provide a good overview of the business activity to help any stakeholder make useful decisions.
Statutory Accounts can typically include:
- Profit & Loss Account / Also know as Income Statement
- Balance Sheet
- Cashflow statement
- Directors report
- Notes to the accounts
- Auditors Report
- and more….
Corporation Tax Return
All Limited Companies must submit a Company Tax Return (CT600) to the HM Revenue and Customs along with Company Statutory Accounts. These include information on how you computed your Corporation Tax, including a Profit & Loss Account (note this is different to your Profit & Loss account in statutory accounts).
It is important that you seek advise from a qualified accountant to best plan to help minimise corporation tax for your business. Fusion Accountants are qualified Chartered Accountants with many years of experience helping small business plan their tax strategies and how.
The deadlines for Private Limited Companies (LTD) differ to Public Limited Companies. Both are determined by your Companies accounting reference date. This is also known as the year end date. When you first form the company this is automatically set as the first anniversary of the last day of the month in which you incorporated the company.
So for example, if you form a company on the 15th of January 2010, then your automatic accounting reference date would become, 31st January 2011, in other words the first anniversary of the last day of the month in which you formed the company.
For all private Limited Companies the Deadlines are:
|1st Accounts with Companies House||21 Months after date of company formation|
|Annual Accounts with Companies House||9 Months after your company’s financial year end|
|File Company Tax Return (CT600)||12 Months after your accounting period|
|Pay Corporation Tax||9 Months and 1 day after your ‘accounting period’ for Corporation Tax ends|
|Time after the deadline||Penalty (for private limited companies)|
|Up to 1 month||£150|
|1 to 3 months||£375|
|3 to 6 months||£750|
|More than 6 months||£1500|
Corporation Tax Returns
|Time after the deadline||Penalty|
|3 months||Another £100|
|6 months||HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will estimate your Corporation Tax bill and add a penalty of 10% the unpaid tax|
|12 months||Another 10% of any unpaid tax|
How we can Help
Fusion Accountants are modern Chartered Accountants for small to medium businesses, contractors and independent consultant. We’ll take care of all your company accounts and corporation tax compliance.
If you’re a limited company, we’ll file the required annual accounts to Companies House and HMRC, and submit a full CT600 Corporation Tax Return to HMRC. We’ll make sure you’re submitting your accounts in the right format, e.g. abbreviated accounts or full accounts, and we’ll be fully compliant with your disclosure requirements.
And you won’t incur any penalties because Fusion will make sure you never miss a deadline.
Switching to Fusion
We’ll arrange the transfer of your previous years’ accounts and data from your old accountants and input this into whichever online accounting software you choose. Your team of experts. Being with Fusion means a team of experts has your back, led by your own personal account manager, giving you advice and support whenever you need it. Any time you have a question on tax or accounting, you’ll only need to send an email or give us a call , and real, UK-based person will answer in easy-to-understand English.
What you can expect from our services
- Annual Accounts prepared & submitted
- Corporation Tax Return prepared & submitted
- Filings with Companies House
- Filings with HMRC
- Annual return filings
- Dedicated accounts manager