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Letter to HMRC to inform of company closure

Is this sufficient or is there a better way of doing this?

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Hi everyone

I'm currently working on closing a solvent limited company on behalf of a client.

In order to satisfy HMRC, is a simple letter from me to HMRC informing them of the last filing and informing them that no other CT return period should be created sufficient?

If not, what do others do in this position?

As you can probably tell I haven't had to conduct the process much to date.

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By SXGuy
21st Oct 2020 13:37

If you fill out the companies House form to wind the company up they should also inform hmrc and they will update the AP to file the final tax return.

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By dorset1992
21st Oct 2020 13:49

When I closed a company a couple of years ago I was under the impression you had to write to HMRC? Does that mean it’s automatically done by Cos Hse?

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By Wilson Philips
21st Oct 2020 14:13

You don’t have to write to HMRC but if you are considering an informal striking off it is considered prudent (by some) to let HMRC know and obtain their confirmation that they will not object. Of course, if there are no ulterior motives in disposing of the company, and no desperate rush for it to disappear, simply file the DS01 and let HMRC object to their heart’s content. You might then find that they chase the company for returns, penalties etc - that is why we prefer to give them advance notice.

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By Calculatorboy
21st Oct 2020 14:48

It's best to write to hmrc explain going for strike off , they will ask about any income, assets etc post last accounts , otherwise they may object
Ps distribute all assets BEFORE strike off

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By Calculatorboy
21st Oct 2020 14:49

It's best to write to hmrc explain going for strike off , they will ask about any income, assets etc post last accounts , otherwise they may object
Ps distribute all assets BEFORE strike off

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By LAKE
22nd Oct 2020 11:06

I always send a letter to HMRC Corporation Tax Services to advise the company has ceased trading.

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