Annual accounts to Company house

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time preparing and filing for a limited company.

Registered as a HMRC agent and already authorise the client. I am planning to use TaxCalc for the tax return. 

How do I submit company accounts to companies house on behalf of my client and can I do the confirmation statement on the behalf of the client or does it needs to be done with their log in details? 

Thank you so much for the support

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By David Ex
24th Oct 2023 21:01

You’ve never acknowledged or thanked responses to your previous questions so not sure what response you’ll get.

From your questions to date, I’d say you would be well advised to appoint an accountant.

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By Londonacc
24th Oct 2023 22:18

He or she is an accountant from their post?

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By Londonacc
24th Oct 2023 22:19

I withdraw my comment.

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By Cylhia66
25th Oct 2023 07:27

@David Ex. He/she was given very helpful answers too.

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By Leywood
24th Oct 2023 21:05

Are you suggesting that you use their login details?

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By stepurhan
25th Oct 2023 08:42

Get a time machine. Go back to when you started planning to set up. Slap yourself for not having planned for this well in advance of reaching this point.

You should never use a client's login details for anything. Two main reasons for this. First is that it is technically fraud, though it is unlikely you would ever be prosecuted for it. The other that is it leaves you open to the client accusing you of doing things with the login if they make a mistake in something they lodge.

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By SXGuy
25th Oct 2023 09:00

For companies house you need the company no and the authentication code.

You add these in tax calc.

You can then file to companies house through tax calc or directly however whichever method you chose you will still need an administrator account with companies house.

Good luck

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By DJKL
25th Oct 2023 09:14

Do you not need the TaxCalc accounts module for that ? (I use both their Tax and Accounts modules)

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By Wanderer
25th Oct 2023 12:00

For CT you can add IXBRL accounts prepared in other software. Look under Attachment Management in TaxCalc Tax.
For Companies House then of course you do need TaxCalc Accounts Production.

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By Kemeny
25th Oct 2023 13:01

Thank you very much for this !

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By bernard michael
25th Oct 2023 09:36

What accounts system do you use ??

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By lesley.barnes
25th Oct 2023 09:38

You need your own log in details for everything you do never use the clients. Aside from the ethics of using a clients details you need to be clear who has done what.

The Company registration number and authentication code are the same as the client would use to file a confirmation statement but you need to set up your own account at Co House.

You've already got HMRC agent authority for filing Corporation Tax returns so use that when you file.

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By Tom+Cross
25th Oct 2023 09:51

Reading between the lines, you are all replying to a vacant member.

The OP appears to have form for this?

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By Carolynne
25th Oct 2023 11:27

Why not telephone TaxCalc and ask them how you submit as an authorised agent of the client through their software? Have you applied for your own log in details with Companies House where you can bring clients details into your own log in as you would with HMRC agents log in for completing Declarations of Compliance?

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By DJKL
27th Oct 2023 13:49

You select the login, your firm or individual entity.

For years I ran my employers submissions using my firm login through TaxCalc, when I gave up practice in 2019 I still used TaxCalc for my employer's business entities, I just changed each entity's login details to their individual ones. (Tax and C House)

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