There are a lot of companies that can’t file using the HMRC online service…
You won’t be able to use the HMRC free service if any of the following apply:
- your accounts require an audit or have been audited
- your company turnover is above £632,000 per year
- your charity turnover is above £6.5 million per year
- your company must pay its Corporation Tax in instalments
- your company is part of a group
- your company is not registered in the UK
- your company is in liquidation or receivership
- your company is an insurance company – not including independent insurance brokers
- your company is an investment company
- your company is a credit union
- your company is a commercial property management company
- the Corporation Tax accounting period for the return is covered by more than one set of statutory accounts
- you need to claim a repayment of a loan to a participator (for example, a director’s loan), more than 9 months after the end of the accounting period
If you can’t use HMRC’s free online service, you can use commercial software to submit your online return.
As we are moving towards Making Tax Digital, how is this going to enable businesses to file online?
Clearly they could buy third party software, such as BTC https://www.btcsoftware.co.uk/
I use BTC and this its brilliant, there are of course many other products available.
But as Tax is complicated, despite a constant effort to simplify it (which so far hasn’t really worked), surely HMRC are encouraging companies to turn to tax agents for help?
I thought the strategy was to reduce taxpayer reliance on Tax Agents?