Frequently Asked Questions > Filing Deadlines > What are the penalties if I file late?

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Companies House Filing Penalties

Length of delay (measured from
the date the accounts are due)
Private
company
Public
company
Not more than 1 month £150 £750
More than 1 month but not more than 3 months £375 £1,500
More than 3 months but not more than 6 months £750 £3,000
More than 6 months £1500 £7,500

 

HMRC Filing Penalties

Penalties for sending your tax return late

Length of delay

Penalty you will be asked to pay

One day

Initial £100

Three months

£10 each day - up to maximum of £900.

Six months

£300 or 5% of the tax due, whichever is the higher.

Twelve months £300 or 5% of the tax due, whichever is the higher.
In serious cases you may be asked to pay up to 100% of the tax due instead.

Last updated on May 7, 2011 by Robert Harris