Dates and Deadlines


We have summarised some of the most significant dates and deadlines here for you, those applicable to you will be dependent on your circumstances and business structure.


Limited Companies have filing requirements with both Companies House and HMRC to meet.

Action To Deadline
File annual return Companies House Within 28 days of the anniversary of incorporation
File statutory accounts Companies House 9 months after the year end
File corporation tax return HMRC 12 months after the year end
Pay corporation tax HMRC 9 months and 1 day after the year end

If you are registered for self-assessment, the following deadlines will be applicable to you in respect of the 2015/16 tax year.

Action Deadline
Make your 1st Payment on Account for 2015/16 31 January 2016
Make your 2nd Payment on Account for 2015/16 31 July 2016
Register for self-assessment, if not already registered 5 October 2016
File your tax return, if filing by paper 31 October 2016
File your tax return, if filing electronically 31 January 2017
Pay the remaining tax you owe together with your 1st Payment on Account for 2016/17 31 January 2017

The rule of thumb is that your VAT Return must be filed, and any liability paid in full, electronically and within one full calendar month and 7 days following your business quarter end.

Quarter ending VAT Return Filing Deadline VAT Payment Deadline
31 Jan 7 Mar 7 Mar
28 Feb 7 Apr 7 Apr
31 Mar 7 May 7 May
30 Apr 7 Jun 7 Jun
31 May 7 Jul 7 Jul
30 Jun 7 Aug 7 Aug
31 Jul 7 Sep 7 Sep
31 Aug 7 Oct 7 Oct
30 Sep 7 Nov 7 Nov
31 Oct 7 Dec 7 Dec
30 Nov 7 Jan 7 Jan
31 Dec 7 Feb 7 Feb

As an employer, the following end of year tasks are required in respect of the 2015/16 tax year.

Action Deadline
Submit your final payroll report for the year to HMRC On or before final payday of the tax year
Issue 2015/16 P60’s to employees 31 May 2016
Submit 2015/16 forms P9D, P11D and P11Db  to HMRC and issue employees with a copy of the information 6 July 2016
Pay 2015/16 Class 1A National Insurance owed on expenses and benefits paid to employees 22 July 2016

How we can help


There can be a lot to remember for you as an individual and for your business. The interest and penalties for missing these deadlines can be quite significant. Work with us and we will take this additional stress away and ensure that all deadlines are met.

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