Find software for filing company documents

Overview

1. Overview

You can use software to file your company accounts, file changes to your details and returns to Companies House electronically.

Using software or filing online you’ll:

  • be less likely to get late filing penalties
  • get confirmation that your documents have been received
  • find out if they’re accepted or rejected

How to file electronically

You must register for an online filing account – fill in the online filing credit account application form and send it to the address on the form.

You can then either:

  • get a software package from a Companies House (and HMRC) approved provider
  • develop your own software – request a copy of the Companies 
House technical specifications by emailing xml@companieshouse.gov.uk

Filing annual accounts/Tax/Returns

2. Filing annual accounts, returns and tax accounts

Companies House has tested the software listed.

You should consider which features you need and make sure the software you choose has those features, for example if you need software to deal with inactive accounts (sometimes called ‘dormant accounts’).

You must first register as an electronic filer.

Supplier Product(s) Prepare accounts, returns and tax accounts File accounts, returns and tax accounts
Acorah Software Products Ltd TaxCalc Accounts Production Yes Yes
BTCSoftware Limited PM Solution Yes Yes
Capium Limited Capium Accounts Production Yes Yes
CaseWare UK CaseWare Accounts Production Yes Yes
CCH Software CCH iXBRL Review & Tag Yes Yes
CCH Software CCH Accounts Production Yes Yes
CoreFiling Limited Seahorse Yes Yes
eFile Ready Limited eCompany Services No Yes
Eureka Software Eureka Software Yes Yes
Forbes Computer Systems Ltd Forbes Accounts, Forbes Company Register, Forbes EINC Yes Yes
gbooks gbooks Company Accounts Yes Yes
HMSoftware First Choice Final Accounts Yes Yes
IRIS Software IRIS Accountancy Suite Yes Yes
IRIS Software IRIS Accounts Prodution Yes Yes
IRIS Software PTP Accounts Production Yes Yes
Keytime Accounts Production Yes Yes
Quality Management Software Ltd CT600CH No Yes
RFA Pinacle Accounting Practice Software Yes Yes
Sage (UK) Limited Sage Accounts Production Advanced Yes Yes
Sage (UK) Limited Sage Final Accounts Online Yes Yes
Thomson Reuters Digita Yes Yes
Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Yes Yes
VT Software Limited VT Filer Yes Yes
VT Software Limited VT Filer No Yes

The following companies provide services which may help you prepare and file documents for Companies House.

BritDAQ Limited BritDAQ Cosec
IncWise Limited IncWise Incorporation and Company Secretary Services
Info Commerce Limited Acs1/Sec1/Inc1
Panlegis (Malta) Limited Panlegis (Malta) Limited

Tax account software generates electronic accounts in Inline eXtensible Reporting Language (iXBRL).

If your account is dormant

You can use software from these providers if your 
company has never traded.

Supplier Product(s)
Anglia Registrars Ltd Inform Direct
CFS International Formations LTD CFS Formations and Free Secretarial Package
E Filing Limited E Filing Limited
Efaze Ltd BVI Efaze.com company formations
ICSA Software International Limited Blueprint OneWorld
Jordans Limited Incorporator, Forming Companies, PCSec administration software
LTDONLINE Ltd LTDONLINE
Oswalds (Jordans [Scotland] Ltd) Incorporator, Forming Companies, PCSec administration software

Reclaim tax

3. Filing other company information

Companies House has tested and authorised software for 
filing information about:

  • incorporations (registering a new company)
  • changes to your company, for example directors joining or leaving, changing a registered address, and filing annual returns
  • mortgages, for example when they’re paid or part-paid

You should consider which features you need and make sure the software you choose has those features.

Supplier Product(s) Incorporations Secretarial Mortgages
121 Company Formation Ltd 121 Company Formation Yes Yes No
7side 7side Company Suite Yes No No
Advanced Legal Laserform No No MR01, MR02, MR04 and MR05
angelPRO Limited VenturePro No Yes No
Anglia Registrars Ltd Inform Direct Yes Yes No
BGL Corporate Solutions Ptd Ltd Corporate Affairs System (CAS) Yes Yes No
BHIS Limited PC Share Register Plus Yes Yes No
BritDAQ BritDAQ Cosec No Yes No
CFS International Formations LTD CFS Formations and Free Secretarial Package Yes Yes No
The Company Formation Wizard Company Formation Wizard Yes Yes No
Computershare Governance Services Global Entity Management System (GEMS), Secretariat One (S1) No Yes No
Corporatek EnGlobe, GlobalAct No Yes No
Efaze Ltd BVI Efaze.com company formations Yes Yes No
eFile Ready Limited eCompany Services Yes Yes No
E Filing Limited E Filing Limited Yes Yes No
First Corporate First Order Yes Yes No
Forbes Computer Systems Ltd Forbes Accounts, Forbes Company Register, Forbes EINC Yes Yes No
Formations Direct Vectis Yes Yes No
The Formations Factory Limited Formation software Yes Yes No
FormEvo FormEvo No Yes MR01, MR02, MR04 and MR05
gbooks gbooks Company Forms, gbooks Incorporation Yes Yes No
ICSA Software International Limited Blueprint Yes Yes MR04, MR05 only
IncWise Limited IncWise Incorporation and Company Secretary Services Yes Yes No
Info Commerce Limited Acs1, Sec1, Inc1 Yes Yes No
IRIS Software IRIS Accountancy Suite Yes Yes No
Jordans Limited Incorporator, Forming Companies, My Formations, PCSec administration software Yes Yes No
Keytime Objective Ltd Company Secretarial No Yes No
LTDONLINE Ltd LTDONLINE Yes Yes No
Oswalds (Jordans [Scotland] Ltd) Incorporator, Forming Companies, PCSec administration software Yes Yes No
Panlegis (Malta) Limited Panlegis (Malta) Limited Yes Yes No
Principal Consultancy Ltd Your Limited Company Yes Yes No
RM Online aRMadillo e-Incorp Yes Yes No
Sage (UK) Limited Sage Accounts Production Advanced, Sage Company Secretarial No Yes No
Thomson Reuters Digita Company Secretarial No Yes No
zetVisions AG zetVisions CIM No Yes No

Last updated: 29 November 2016

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