I recently began trading as a Ltd company in IT Consultancy. Company was incorporated 10/05/2019. I have also registered separately for corporation tax. Regarding the first corporation tax submission, from the materials I have read, I had believed this to be within 9 months and 1 day of the normal due date. This would mean 11/02/2020.
I have however received a 'Notice to make a CT61 Return' today from the HMRC. Having read through the enclosed notes and examples, I'm a little unclear as to when the first submission should be. Most sources I read from still suggest it wouldn't be due until early 2020, however the CT61 form suggests there are 4 return periods in each FY? The CT61 may not even apply to my situation, however I want to be certain I am not missing a payment deadline. To add context; the company has not provided me (the sole director) with any loans or annual payments, nor have I taken any salary from the Ltd company. The only expenditure of the company is the purchase of a small number of assets necessary for the running of the business, and paying travel expenses.
Also, if anyone could recommend a reputable accountant in the North East to assist in filing the first return (Ideally Teesside, further afield is fine if it can be done remotely), it'd be greatly appreciated.