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Hi. My company has been dissolved and I want sent them accounts for last 2 years (no pofit period). I didn't fit in deadline date and now company is struck off. I contact with Company House and the want from me:

1) RT01 form, with a filing fee of £100.00

2) The BV waiver letter. This can be ordered online at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-waiver-letter-wa1

3) Accounts for the period ending  2019  

So how I can fill this accounts on paper? I cant fill it online because I don't have access to do this. Can I print form CT600 and fill it as account period request date?4

Sorry for my bad English.

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By SXGuy
15th Apr 2021 06:15

Ct600 is not the same as sending accounts to companies House so no.

No you can't type up accounts on paper unless you absolutely know what format, and legislative wording most go on each page.

My advice, save up some money and pay an accountant.

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
15th Apr 2021 07:53

Why?

If the company is struck off, there is no requirement to file anything. Your mention of Bona Vacantia indicates assets lost. Restoration will be costly and you don't get everything back anyway. Is it worth it?

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By lionofludesch
15th Apr 2021 07:59

Unless there's a lot of money in there, you're probably better off just walking away.

Start up a new company and look after it this time.

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A Putey FACA
By Arthur Putey
15th Apr 2021 08:00

Indeed. You say there is no profit so unless other taxes are owed to HMRC or you've let the company be dissolved with significant funds in its bank account which has now been frozen, or it had assets that now belong to The Crown (not the TV series) why bother?

Go on a nice vacation instead (isn't that what Bona Vacancia means?)

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By DJKL
15th Apr 2021 09:47

So not "Pretty Vacant"?

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By Insolvency Practitioner
15th Apr 2021 10:13

This doesn't make sense.

If the Company has been dissolved, it no longer exists, therefore there is no reason, and more importantly, no ability for anything further to be filed unless the company is reinstated.

Are you sure it's been dissolved, or has there just been a threat of dissolution for non filing of statutory returns?

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By Hugo Fair
15th Apr 2021 12:08

+1 ... unless OP is not operating under a nom de plume, in which case anything's possible.

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By fawltybasil2575
15th Apr 2021 12:21

With respect to previous posters, the information in MESSIAH’s question (including the reference to form RT01 and to bona vacantia) indicate that he has already received the advice (as referred to in his question) from Companies House, and that the company HAS BEEN dissolved.

This is a link to Form RT01:-

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...

This Form RT01 shows that, in order to apply for restoration, one needs, inter alia, to FILE Accounts at COMPANIES HOUSE.

One must assume (albeit MESSIAH will no doubt advise me if this is not the case) that he has ALREADY decided that the costs of applying for restoration are “worth it”, ie that the restoration will enable him to get access to the assets in the company. One can apply for a grant, to cover part of the restoration costs, by means of this form:-

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-discretionary-grant-where-the-di...

The ONLY (subject to my above reference to MESSIAH’s confirming that the application is “worth it”) important point, which MESSIAH should note, is that he is under the MISTAKEN impression that he needs to file the Accounts ALSO with HMRC – he does NOT need to do so, and ONLY requires to file those Accounts with COMPANIES HOUSE.

If MESSIAH feels that he IS capable of submitting valid Accounts to Companies House, without guidance from an accountant, then I will encourage him to do so. I agree that, in the vast majority of cases, the engagement of an accomplished accountant, for the preparation of Accounts, is sound advice. HOWEVER, I consider that, in the case of a struck- off company which a person wishes to restore (PURELY to gain access to funds “locked” in a company due to its having been struck off) then an accountant should NOT undertake that work (assuming that the accountant intends to charge for his services) if he believes that the person is capable of undertaking that work correctly. An accountant must act in the interests of not only clients, but also in the interests of potential clients.

MESSIAH can file the Accounts online, here:-

https://www.gov.uk/file-your-company-annual-accounts

If, however, as his question states, he does NOT have the facility to file the Accounts online (we are not told the specific reason for this, other than that he "does not have access to do this" - he HAS posted a question this site) then, notwithstanding my above comments, he must ensure that they comply with Companies Act legislation: if he does not possess the necessary knowledge to do so, then engaging an accomplished accountant is his only option.

Basil.

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By Arthur Putey
15th Apr 2021 12:40

Messiah, sorry for my bad manners but can you just tell us why you want to restore the company. Just to file accounts doesn't cut it and in the meantime m'learned colleagues are wasting their time.

Although the meaningful response to the question you asked is that (having done 1) and 2)) you would simply post your accounts (in a correct format, signed as giving a true and fair view of the company's affairs) to Companies House. The helpful additional response given by others is that the CT600 has nothing to do with Companies House.

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By MESSIAH
15th Apr 2021 16:13

I'm thinking about continue my business and start it again after COVID-19.

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By Arthur Putey
15th Apr 2021 18:51

Well just form a new company then. Or is there more to it?

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By MESSIAH
15th Apr 2021 16:11

Can I do balance sheet like for Micro company accounts? For 2019 I get only losses like 2020 without profit. For restore this company I need pay £100 fee for RT01 + £750 penalty. So what I should do now? Should I live this alone and think about new company? What about accounts for 2019,2020 and 2021? Should I fill it and send it to Companies House and HMRC? How to do that if I don't have online access to fill accounts online? When I try do that I see this message:
You can't use this service
Our records show that you're not authorised to use this service.

Any advice will be good for me. Thanks.

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By lionofludesch
15th Apr 2021 16:27

MESSIAH wrote:

Can I do balance sheet like for Micro company accounts? For 2019 I get only losses like 2020 without profit. For restore this company I need pay £100 fee for RT01 + £750 penalty. So what I should do now? Should I live this alone and think about new company? What about accounts for 2019,2020 and 2021? Should I fill it and send it to Companies House and HMRC? How to do that if I don't have online access to fill accounts online? When I try do that I see this message:
You can't use this service
Our records show that you're not authorised to use this service.

Any advice will be good for me. Thanks.

At the risk of repeating the advice already given, you can indeed pay to restore the company, pay the penalties and recommence trading.

You don't say whether the company has any assets and, of course, I must make it absolutely clear that you have no obligation to provide any further information, so I'm just going to assume that the company has none. In such a scenario, why don't you take my earlier advice and just form a new company to continue your trade? Please do not see this as pressing you for information but, clearly, if contributors do not have the full facts, the advice you are given might well be flawed.

If, on the other hand, the company has substantial assets, my advice would be different.

The reason you can't file for the company is that there is no company. It ceased to exist when it was struck off.

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By fawltybasil2575
15th Apr 2021 16:48

@ MESSIAH.

In my last post I said:-

“One must assume (albeit MESSIAH will no doubt advise me if this is not the case) that he has ALREADY decided that the costs of applying for restoration are “worth it”, ie that the restoration will enable him to get access to the assets in the company”.

If I understand your post at 16.11 correctly, my above assumption was almost certainly INCORRECT. If there are NO or very few assets (especially monies in bank account) in the company, then LEAVE THAT COMPANY ALONE AND DO NOTHING (as the costs of applying to restore it will substantially exceed the company’s assets).

Then, if you decide LATER to restart trading, then either:-

(1) Operate a NEW company, OR
(2) Operate the business in your PERSONAL name (ie NOT by means of a company).

PLEASE however take advice, from an accountant, BEFORE you start a new business (the accountant will tell you, as part of that advice, whether you should operate the business as a COMPANY or in your PERSONAL name.

Basil.

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