Statutory Accounts for Construction Businesses

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Statutory Accounts for Construction Businesses

Saint Accountants specialises within the construction industry assisting construction businesses statutory accounts, tax preparation, advice, registered office services and bookkeeping.

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Welcome to Saint Accountants!

If you own a limited company in the UK, it is important to understand what statutory accounts are and how they work. Statutory accounts are the financial statements of the business that limited companies have to prepare and file with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Companies House every year.

What Are Statutory Accounts?

Statutory Accounts or also known as “Financial Accounts”, “Annual Accounts” or “Year-end Accounts” are a set of financial statements to show your company’s financial performance and position. Statutory Accounts consist of a profit and loss report for the year and the Financial Position of the Company (Balance Sheet). These statements will be used to prepare the company tax return for the year and calculate your corporation tax liability.

Who needs statutory accounts?

- You are a director for a limited company

- Your company is active or trading

- Your accounts are due

When Do I Need To File Statutory Accounts?

You are required to prepare and file your statutory accounts within 9 months of the end of your financial year. Your financial year will usually be a 12 month period for accounting purposes, and it can start on any date. When you register your limited company, this will be when your financial year starts.

For example, if your financial year ends on the 31 December, you would need to file statutory accounts by 30 September the following year.

What Are the Consequences of Not Filing Statutory Accounts?

If your accounts are not filed on time, you may face penalties from Companies House and HMRC. The penalties for the late filing depend on how late the accounts are and how many times you have filed late returns in the past. For HMRC Accounts penalties click here.

In some cases, late filings can affect your company’s credit rating and reputation.

How Can I Ensure My Statutory Accounts Are Accurate?

Preparing your statutory accounts is part of your obligations as a Director of a business and you need to ensure they comply with UK Accounting standards and regulations. To prepare accurate accounts you need to keep detailed financial records throughout the year, bookkeeping software such as Xero will help you maintain your records.

Should I Work With An Accountant?

It would also be highly recommended to work with a qualified accountant who specialises within your industry to help you prepare and file your accounts. An accountant will help you minimise your tax bills and help implement strategies to support the growth of your business for the years to come. 

Every accountant is different and just like with any trade each specialises within different sectors! As always you want the best for your business so why should it be any different when you choose accountants, find an accountant that specialises within the construction industry.

What Makes Saint Accountants Different?

We are an extension of your Finance Team!

  1. Value Added Service

We help our clients to understand their business position with access to a free business development manager and quarterly reporting! We only deal with businesses that are within the construction industry so you know you are in safe hands.

  1. Prompt Delivery

We proactively try to complete your tax returns and accounts within 4 - 6 weeks of receiving the relevant information so you can be in the best position as possible around your tax affairs. We don’t wait until the filing deadline to make things happen.

  1. Tax Efficient

We actively pursue every legal avenue we can to always make you as tax efficient as you can be. In most cases your investment is covered by the amount we save you!

  1. Never Miss A Deadline

We are constantly thinking about what’s next - No more running around last minute trying to get things ready for HMRC or worrying about any possible fines!

  1. Peace of Mind

Handing over your requirements to an accountant should provide you peace of mind that you are in safe hands. This is why we really strive to understand you and your business & build a trusting and lasting relationship with you. We put the client first in everything we do.

Many construction businesses come to us as they feel like they should be getting more from their accountants... and you should be!

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