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Registration and formalities

CHECKLIST FOR REGISTERING AND OPERATING A LIMITED COMPANY (LTD)

To form, register and run a private company limited by shares (ltd) you have to:

  1. Form a limited company (Ltd) and provide it with capital – for details see below Company Shareholders.
  2. Choose a name for your limited company (Ltd) – for details see below Company Name.
  3. Prepare the company documentation needed for registration – for details see below Company Incorporation.
  4. Appoint the company director(s) – for details see below Company’s officers.
  5. Establish the company’s registered office – for details see below Registered Office.
  6. Register your company with Companies House – for details see below Company Incorporation
  7. Register your limited company (ltd) with HM Revenue & Customs – for details see below Registering a Company with HM Revenue & Customs.
  8. Comply with the disclosure and inspection requirements imposed on limited companies – for details see below Disclosure and Inspection Requirements: Company Name, Registered Office and Company Records.
  9. File the Annual Documentation for Companies House – See below Companies House Annual Documentation.
  10. Keep books and maintain accounts – for details see below Accounting and Taxation.
  11. Work out and pay Corporation Tax – for details see below Accounting and Taxation.
  12. Register for VAT with HM Revenue & Customs if necessary – for details see below Accounting and Taxation.
  13. Contact with your local council to establish whether your limited company has to pay the local Business Rates – for details see below Accounting and Taxation.

 

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