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Companies House COVID Filing Extension To Come To An End

Companies House COVID Filing Extension To Come To An End

April Foster

The automatic extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act will come to an end for filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021.

After this date, there will no longer be further automatic extensions for confirmation statement filings, accounts filings and event-driven filings. You will need to file your documents by your usual deadlines after this date.

For mortgages charges created up to and including 4 April 2021, those with an interest in the charge will continue to receive an automatic extension of 10 additional days. Mortgage charges created after 4 April 2021 will not receive an automatic extension. 

Companies House are now allowing companies to apply for a three-month extension for accounts filing deadlines that fall after 5 April in certain circumstances. 

Companies that are eligible and cite issues around COVID-19 in their application will be granted an extension.

Companies that have already had their accounts deadline extended may not be eligible, as the law only allows a maximum filing period of 12 months.

It’s important to check if you’re eligible for an extension and to apply before your deadline. You must file your accounts on time or you’ll receive a late filing penalty. Click here to check your eligibility and apply for an extension.

For additional information about the changes to the extension, click here.

For further advice on any of the information contained in this article, please contact your usual Moore adviser.