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I am retiring in three months and my business will be sold. Since 1996 I have used IRIS however my platform will close due to cost. I am not into SAGE and Xero etc.

My question is how can I file my own limited company Accounts without needing to employ an Accountant - HMRC and Companies House.

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By David Ex
25th Jul 2023 20:32

Not sure what the limits are, in terms of company size, etc., but there is the painfully awful HMRC/Co’s House(?) online system where you type on numbers (mostly zero, for most small companies, I suspect) for page after page.

Whether you can use that if you’ve previously filed using 3rd party software, I don’t know.

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By GHarr497688
26th Jul 2023 16:24

I am a very small company .

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By PennyPincher
25th Jul 2023 20:32

copy of VT for the accounts and then file everything via your government gateway at the same time.

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By Kaylee100
25th Jul 2023 20:39

I use Xero (which I pay for 1 subscription) to prepare accounts to print and sign, and file on HMRC CT G Gateway and CH website portal. I do my SA return on HMRC SA G Gateway.

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By GHarr497688
26th Jul 2023 16:23

Xero I find far too complicates and puzzling - reason I am retiring TBH

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
25th Jul 2023 20:47

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By carnmores
25th Jul 2023 22:19

Just tap them in via CH portal no software required. N

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By GHarr497688
26th Jul 2023 16:23

Does that include CT though ?

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By carnmores
27th Jul 2023 07:33

yes its possible

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By zebaa
26th Jul 2023 08:19

Just to wish you well in your retirement.

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By GHarr497688
26th Jul 2023 16:22

Many thanks

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
26th Jul 2023 09:39

Why not include your own accounts in the sale at 1 x gross annual fee ;-)

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By GHarr497688
26th Jul 2023 16:22

its a commission based transfer.

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By lionofludesch
26th Jul 2023 23:58

Do you need to file accounts at CH? If you're closing down the company, your filing obligations will end on submitting your application.

Then you're left with filing on HMRC software or paying for a one-off submission software. About £40 last time I looked, which was ages ago.

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By GHarr497688
27th Jul 2023 15:09

Good point

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By legerman
27th Jul 2023 21:53

You can download Andica one off CT600 for about £55 and fill it in and submit, or do it for free on HMRC's rather clunky software.

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By lionofludesch
27th Jul 2023 22:09

legerman wrote:

You can download Andica one off CT600 for about £55 and fill it in and submit, or do it for free on HMRC's rather clunky software.

Now he's retired, he'll have plenty of time to deal with clunky software.

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By Hugo Fair
27th Jul 2023 22:48

Just to be contrary ... I believe it's the opposite for me.

Whereas before it didn't matter much (within reason) to me - because inefficient use of time was still being paid for - I now apply 'opportunity costing' and see every waste of my time as an unwarranted incursion into my time on this planet (which I fully intend to enjoy)!

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By carnmores
28th Jul 2023 08:08

Hugo contrary? shurely shome mishtake :-)

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By paulinleeds
28th Jul 2023 13:18

Hi GHarr497688

Why don't you do what every other director of a limited may do, and use an accountant yourself, rather than struggle with poor IT and systems.

Surely, you know another local accountant that can take your TB in suitable coded format and import into their AP software. I intend to do just that in due course with my own firm.

Do you expect a dentist/surgeon to operate on themselves, just because they are a former dentist/surgeon.

How much is it going to cost you; a few hundred pounds!

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