Not-quite-dormant accounts

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Psyche
Psyche Registered Posts: 187 Dedicated contributor 🦉
Hi all,
I have a client who ceased to trade, only he left his ltd company bank account open and had a half dozen or so transactions over a year (March 09 to Feb 10). He then carried on leaving the bank account open, incurred some bank fees and transferred funds to his director's loan account. Those were the only transactions after 28 Feb 10. How strict will Companies House be on calling his company not dormant? Do they really insist on full accounts being filed if it is just £5 a month in bank fees for nine months?
I don't mind doing the accounts if this is the case, and the client can then file a CT return and carry back the loss but it just seems a bit pedantic!
Thanks
~Psyche

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  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Companies House lists 3 types of transactions that you can ignore but bank charges and directors loan transactions aren't one of them.

    You still need to file accounts for dormant companies.

    http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/ca_gba3.shtml#seven

    I hope that helps
  • Psyche
    Psyche Registered Posts: 187 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Actually, I just rang Companies House and the guy I spoke to said the bank fees can be disregarded, so good to know if anyone else has a client in this situation!

    Thanks for the help
    ~Psyche
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    How useful not to put it on their website!!!!

    However there isn't much difference between dormant and abbreviated accounts so I'm not sure how much it helps.
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