All limited companies are required to complete a company tax return annually. For some, it can be the most dreaded time of year, but it doesn’t have to be, nor should it be so onerous that it begins to disrupt business.

In most cases, you will need to file a company tax return (also known as the CT600) 12 months after the end of your accounting period. However, payment for your corporation tax is due after 9 months and 1 day at the end of your accounting period, which means this is due before filing. If this sounds confusing – not to worry – using our company tax return service means there’s always a trusty accountant to ensure you’re ahead of the deadlines.

How we can help:

  • We prepare accurate tax calculations, including making any necessary year-end adjustments to determine the profit or loss of your company
  • We help minimise your tax liability as much as possible through the use of available allowances, expenditure or deductions that can be claimed
  • We take into account any previous years of loss than can be brought forward to reduce the current year’s taxable profits
  • We’ll provide a copy of your CT600 for you to review and explain any points you’re unsure on
  • We’ll also help you submit the CT600 to HMRC on time and let you know how much you need to pay, when you need to pay by and how you can pay
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  • Do not use this service if you are self-employed as a sole trader. We can help you with your self-assessment tax return instead.
  • Do not use this service if your business is a partnership or limited liability partnership.
How much does Ridgefield Consulting charge for a company tax return?

Ridgefield Consulting does not operate on fixed-fee charges. That’s because we don’t believe anyone should have to pay for more than what they need. As every business is different, we price according to the following factors:

  • How clear, comprehensive and accurate your bookwork is (we also provide a bookkeeping service if this is required)
  • How many transactions your business makes for a year
  • The turnover of your business
  • Any tax planning advice you may also require
  • Any complexities to your business structure or operations

We invite all potential new clients to a free initial consultation where we will be able to determine these factors. This allows us to provide you with a line-by-line quote (usually within 2 working days) so that our fee is completely transparent to you.

What are the benefits of using an accountant for a company tax return?

If your business is just starting out, quite small or operates very simply, you may choose to complete your company tax return yourself. We have some free to use resources which you may find helpful including How to File a Company Tax Return and 10 Ways to Reduce your Corporation Tax Bill.

However, if you’re not confident on completing your company tax return, we would strongly urge you to use reputable chartered accountants. All limited companies can benefit from using chartered accountants to complete their company tax return for the following reasons:

  • Save time – reviewing all the bookwork to correctly complete the CT600 can be a time-consuming activity, especially where you’re not familiar with the process since it needs to be done just once a year
  • Stay ahead of deadlines – by having us as your accountants, you’ll receive timely reminders of all your tax deadlines whether that’s when to pay your corporation tax or when you need to file by. This will help you avoid any nasty fines or penalties.
  • Avoid mistakes – completing a tax return is not always simple, especially when you take into consideration tax rules and regulations which you may not be aware of yourself. Relying on us as your accountants means you have peace of mind that we’re always on top of the latest changes in legislation.
  • Take advantage of expertise – our team have a wealth of knowledge and experience which allows us to quickly spot opportunities where you may be able to make tax savings or utilise tax-efficient strategies for your business such as using R&D tax credits or EMI share schemes.
Who does Ridgefield Consulting work with?

Ridgefield Consulting have been supporting small businesses around the Oxfordshire area since 2010. That doesn’t mean we can’t help if you’re further afield however and we have many clients in neighbouring counties as well as international clients.

Whilst the firm first started out by predominantly helping start-ups (and we still enjoy helping people launch their new business for the first time to this day) as those start-ups have grown, so too have we. Our team now deliver the same highly quality standard and service to companies with solo directors to those companies with over 100 employees. No matter the size or stage of your business, our approach is to work with you to provide the level of support you need throughout.

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What to do if you want to use Ridgefield Consulting

The very first step is to get in touch with us! Give us a call on 01865 24 55 11 or complete the contact form below. Let’s arrange a convenient time for you to meet with us and go from there.


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