When you set up your online services account, you must provide us with an email address. We use this to communicate with you, including sending reminders when your company's annual return is due. If you've provided a mobile phone number, we can also send reminders by text SMS text.
How to receive annual return reminders
To help you meet your annual return deadline, we send email reminders during the month your return is due.
Any registered person who has been granted authority to act for your company receives a reminder.
If you enter a mobile phone number on your online services account, we can also send reminders as a text SMS.
When reminders are sent
A reminder is sent on the first working day of the month that your annual return is due.
For example, if your annual return is due during the month of August, we send a reminder on 1 August (or the next working day).
If you haven't filed your annual return by the third week of the month it's due, we send you a second reminder.
If you haven't filed your annual return by the last working day of the month it's due, we send a third and final reminder.
If your annual return becomes overdue, you must complete it as quickly as possible to prevent your company being removed from the Companies Register.
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