3-month extension to file your accounts

For those that believe their accounts will be filed late, due to the effect of Covid, there are options to apply for an automatic and immediate 3-month extension.

In order to do so, you will need:

  • The company number
  • An email address
  • Information about your extension reasons
  • Any documents that support your application (optional)

Please ensure that you send your application to HMRC before your normal filing deadline. You can apply for more time to file if circumstances beyond your control are the cause for your company accounts to be late. However, when you do apply you must include a full explanation of why you need the extension. If your application is approved, then the late filing penalty will not be issued.

It is important to note that companies that have already extended their filing deadline may not be eligible.

Find out more here.