Annual return forms
When starting a new online business that isn’t making any money yet, when do you have to fill out your annual return forms???
You say "annual return", I am guessing but have you formed a limited company?
If so you fill then in when you are asked to by Companies House.
If you look up your record on companies house you can see the due date, it will be approx a year since you formed the company. These are not of course the annual accounts or tax returns which is something your accountant would ordinarily be completing for you.
If however you are a sole trader, then if you haven’t made any money then you essentially do nothing at all unless HMRC have asked you to fill in a tax return. If you have made losses it might be worth claiming them for a tax rebate if you have other earned income in the year you have paid tax on. You cant do that with a limited company however which are really only useful if you are making £30k+ profits.
James Smith [i]Chartered Accountant[/i] www.jamesesmith.co.uk --------------------------- Your indispensable guide to Small Business Bookkeeping, Self-Assessment & VAT