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Online strike off

Can I sign on behalf of my client?

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I noticed that Companies house is sending an email to the client to pay the strike off application.
Can I use my email and sign for my client so this doesn't happen?
How are you dealing with the online strike off at the moment?

 

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By Paul Crowley
23rd Mar 2022 13:40

I never strike off
Let co house do it for failure to file

Reasons
1 Did client really tell everybody?
2 reinstatement much cheaper

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By DJKL
23rd Mar 2022 13:41

But sometimes useful to try to get into the tax year you want so as not to waste allowances.

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By Paul Crowley
23rd Mar 2022 14:56

never yet been a problem
I assume you are referring to CGT

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By Justin Bryant
23rd Mar 2022 15:58

Aren't you worried about, inter alia, these potential problems and if not why not?

"Failure to deliver accounts on time is a criminal offence (section 451, 2006 Act and section 242, Companies Act 1985 (1985 Act) for financial periods starting before 6 April 2008). Directors serving at the time of the missed deadline may be prosecuted and subject personally to a fine of up to £5,000 and, for continued contravention, a daily default fine of £500."

"In addition, the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 sets out various provisions under which a failure to comply with companies legislation in respect of the content and filing of accounts could lead to directors being disqualified from being a director or concerned in the management of a company for up to five years."

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/late-filing-penalties/late-fi...

I note incidentally re BBLs the following: https://www.forbesburton.com/blog/what-will-happen-to-your-bounce-back-l...

I guess a lot of BBL companies will be struck off or CVLed etc. over the next few months (if not done already). We all know there will be next to no enforcement action re dodgy BBLs, so I guess the above bits in quotation are equally toothless generally.

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By thevaliant
23rd Mar 2022 16:33

I've never seen a director prosecuted for failing to file.

Indeed, I've just had one client who wanted to strike off a long dormant company. "Okay, paper £10 or online £8?" I asked him.

"Neither." he replied. "Just don't file the confirmation statement."
It's up for strike off. I expect it will be gone soon. The things clients do to save £8.

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By Justin Bryant
23rd Mar 2022 17:02

That's what I expected someone to say, but if you are a member of a professional body it can be dangerous re ethics etc. giving such advice.

Basil certainly wouldn't approve I'm sure. They should perhaps instead do the SBP per the link below:

https://www.forbesburton.com/blog/125-how-to-liquidate-a-company-with-no...

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By DJKL
23rd Mar 2022 16:14

Yes- I have a paranoia about wasting PAs re CGT and as we have regular gains (and some losses) like to plan things.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
23rd Mar 2022 20:14

Paul Crowley wrote:

I never strike off:
2 reinstatement much cheaper


That’s a very good point, much easier as well - Admin Restoration v court order.
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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
23rd Mar 2022 20:13

Sorry, what is the issue you’re trying to avoid? When we apply to dissolve online, we enter the directors email, they get sent an email to approve, then we get confirmation they’ve ‘signed’ and that we now need to login & pay in order to finalise it.
Are you maybe logging in with their details, so the computer things it’s them that started the ball?

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By Jo Nokes
23rd Mar 2022 23:29

+1

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