There may be occasions when the directors or shareholders of a company take the decision to close it down in a process called company closure, also sometimes referred to as winding the company up or striking it off from the Companies House register.
There could be various reasons for this decision, for a newly incorporated company, perhaps it was not the right time to begin trading or, for an established company, maybe the directors now wish to retire or refocus their efforts elsewhere or it might be the time to finally close a dormant company down.
Whatever the reason, company closure can be a rather lengthy process and one that 121 Company formation can help you with by offering their closure of your company service. The first step is to request Companies House for an application to strike the company of its register but before we can do this we will require confirmation from you that certain statutory requirements have been met.
Before we proceed with your company closure, you must be able to confirm that:
When you have confirmed that all the above statutory requirements have been met and agreement has been reached to close the company by the majority of the directors then we will complete the appropriate CS01 form as supplied by Companies House and submit this once it has been signed by one of the directors of your company.
The process to strike the company off the Companies House register will then begin.
If your company is VAT registered then you will be required to file a final VAT return
If your company undertook any financial transactions prior to the last three months of trading then you will be required to file a final set of accounts as well as the appropriate tax return
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The one-off cost of the company closure service is £49.99.
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