Company accounts – do you know your new filing deadline? 7th December 2020 As a response to COVID-19, earlier this year the Government announced a temporary extension to the filing deadline of certain documents that are filed at Companies House. Private companies whose annual accounts filing deadline fell between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021 were given an additional three months to prepare and file their accounts. While many companies are aware of the extension, it is important to note that only those with accounting periods ending on or before 5 July 2020 will benefit from this. After that date, the deadline reverts to the usual nine months. Companies about to file 31 March 2020 accounts will benefit from this, but don’t forget that corporation tax is still due by the normal 1 January deadline. Filing deadlines for your company can be checked at Companies House.