Limited Company Accounting

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We sort your accounts.

Juggling tax compliance, bookkeeping and budgets takes your focus away from growing your business. Crunch handles the financial back-office so you can operate stress-free.

I have been with Crunch for many years. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and expertise have been invaluable in managing my finances effectively.

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I moved my business to Crunch in 2020 and I am very glad I did. The Crunch team are outstanding business partners thorough, professional, courteous and always solution and customer orientated.

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Why choose Crunch?

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Access reliable and unlimited advice from accounting experts
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File all statutory paperwork stress-free and on time for peace of mind
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Get free access to our accounting software purpose-built for business owner
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Manage your finances, taxes, and compliance easily in real-time
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Lower your accounting expenses compared to traditional accountants
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From £83.50 + VAT

Meet the Crunch Accounting Team

At Crunch, we’ve got your back.

Not only do you get our award-winning software, but our team of super-friendly expert accountants is always here to help you out with unlimited advice on taxes, compliance, and financial planning.

We’re not just a service; we’re your partner in making sure your business shines!

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Expert Client Success Manager

Your UK based dedicated Client Success Manager will help you get started, and assist you no matter how small or large your accounting questions are.

More than just accounting

We do more than crunch your numbers. Whether that be additional bookkeeping support, mortgage brokers, payroll experts, tax experts or insurance, we’ve got you covered.

Limited Company accountants

When your Client Success Manager can’t help, our expert Limited Company accountants can, but there’s no clock ticking and consultation fee's racking up. It’s all included!

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Speak to your Client Success Manager or accountant quickly and efficiently via video. No fuss, less emails and your questions answered faster. Simple!

Rapid year-end accounts

Companies House allows nine months to file accounts after year-end but we do them in 8 weeks or less depending on your package. We have an express service if you need them faster.

Connect your bank account

Your banking feed connects your business bank account directly to your Crunch Limited Company accounting software and automatically imports all business transactions.

Cashflow & Corporation Tax liability

Our Limited Company accountancy packages provide you with real-time details of how much Corporation Tax to pay and indicate how much you can take in dividends.

Plans & prices for Crunch subscriptions

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Our subscriptions make your accounting simple with our easy-to-use software and the full support of our experts and accountants.
Starting Out
Limited Company Pro
£83.50
+VAT Per Month

Ideal for growing Limited Companies

  • Year-end accounts included
  • Perfect for over £40k earners
  • Directors payroll
  • Unlimited tax advice
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Limited Company Premium
£127.50
+VAT Per Month

Ideal if your business needs extra support

  • Everything in Limited Company Pro
  • Self Assessment included
  • Tax optimisation review
For Larger Businesses
Limited Company Enterprise
From £159.50
+VAT Per Month

For businesses with more than 100k turnover

  • Dedicated accountant
  • All the tools your need for your account needs
  • +Lots more!
"Outstanding service and technology, greatly simplifies life - strongly recommended."
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Plans to fit your business
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Enterprise Level Accounting to Boost Your Businesses

From starter businesses intending on growth to bigger businesses. Also cater to specialist ecommerce businesses

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Frequently asked questions

Explore our FAQs for quick answers to your questions

Do I need an accountant for a Limited Company?

There’s no legal obligation for a limited company to have an accountant, but given the legal responsibilities you’ll have as a limited company director, as well as the various taxes your company will need to pay, an accountant is a vital ally.A good accountant can help you stay on top of your business finances, submit your tax returns, and free up your time so you can do what you do best - run your business!

Do Limited Companies pay dividends?

If your limited company has made a profit, it can pay a dividend to shareholders. It’s important to remember that dividends aren’t a business expense when calculating your Corporation Tax, and that it’s illegal to pay a dividend if your company doesn’t have sufficient profit after tax available to cover the dividend amount.

Do Limited Company accounts have to be audited?

There are complex rules surrounding the type of company which must have an audit. You can find out more if you check HMRC’s website.In general terms, if your company’s turnover is below £10.2 million, and its assets are below £5.1 million, you do not need to have an audit. However, some companies with turnover and assets below these amounts elect to have an audit to comply with financial covenants.

Do Limited Company accounts have to include every bank transaction?

You’ll need to include every business bank transaction that relates to your limited company to ensure your accounts remain in balance and you can reconcile them at year-end.With secure Open Banking connections, you can link your business bank account directly to your Crunch account and import all of your transactions in one simple click. From there, reconciling your bank accounts becomes a simple job!

How can I view my Limited Company accounts?

As a Crunch client, you’ll be able to get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances. You’ll also be able to access all of your limited company records, such as your expense receipts, sales invoices - whether paid or unpaid - and records of your previous tax filings.

How long do Limited Company accounts need to be kept in the UK?

‍You must keep records for six years from the end of the last company financial year they relate to, or longer, if:

  • they show a transaction that covers more than one of the company’s accounting periods
  • the company has bought something that it expects to last more than six years, like equipment or machinery
  • you submitted your Company Tax Return late
  • HMRC has started a compliance check into your Company Tax Return.


Check out our Knowledge article, “How long should company records be retained for?”, for more information!

How much does an accountant cost for a small Limited Company?

At Crunch, our complete Limited Company Pro package costs just £83.50+VAT per month. You get access to a whole team of expert accountants and client managers who can help you manage your business finances, tax responsibilities, and so much more!If you’re happy managing your own accounts, or you have your own accountant already, you can sign up to a Crunch Free account to help you organise your expenses, sales invoices, and other important records.

How should I be doing my Limited Company accounts?

Your limited company will have an accounting period. When the accounting period ends, you’ll need to prepare accounts and submit them to Companies House and HMRC. Accounts are usually produced using accounting software. To make this process as smooth and accurate as possible, all of your limited company records, such as your expenses, sales invoices etc. should be stored in secure online accounting software. Not only will this help you stay compliant with HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules for VAT and other taxes, it’ll also help you stay more organised and simplify your tax returns.Of course, we would also highly recommend getting an accountant using accessible accounting software to do the heavy lifting for you!

Should I pay myself in dividends or salary?

Usually, the most tax-efficient way to pay yourself as a limited company director is by taking a combination of a salary and dividends from your limited company. Most directors prefer to keep their salary low, and below the National Insurance threshold, and pay themselves more in dividends. The salary will be paid to you as a director, in the same way as a regular employee. Our article, "How much should I take as a salary from my limited company?", can talk you through this process in much greater detail.

What tax do I pay as a Limited Company?

Limited company directors may be required to pay a number of different taxes: some limited company taxes are mandatory for all directors, while others will depend on factors such as whether your company has employees.Some of the taxes you may be required to pay include Corporation Tax, National Insurance, and VAT. Check out our article on what taxes you pay as a limited company director for a more detailed rundown!

When are Limited Company accounts due in the UK?

You must file your company’s accounts with Companies House nine months after the company’s accounting period ends. The company’s Corporation Tax return and accounts must be submitted to HMRC within 12 months after the accounting period ends to which it relates.For a more complete rundown of your limited company tax responsibilities and their due dates, check out our article on what taxes you pay as a limited company.

Who can sign off Limited Company accounts?

As the director of your limited company, you are responsible for authorising your tax returns. Crunch can help you prepare some of your returns, and even file them for you, but the responsibility for signing them off is ultimately yours!

Still have questions?

Why go Limited?

Choosing how best to set up your business is an important decision. Crunch are here to offer guidance and support.

Below are a few top benefits to setting up as a Limited Company.

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Protection

Limited Companies separate you and your personal wealth & assets from any form of bankruptcy, litigation etc. There is much less protection offered to a sole trader or partnership.

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Tax & National Insurance efficiency

Limited Companies are more tax-efficient from approximately £30,000 of annual profit. Speak to our expert team who can advise and guide you.

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Reputation/Credibility

A Limited Company adds gravitas and authority to your business. The other benefit is that your clients can easily check the credit rating of a Limited Company, which helps to determine whether to work with you.

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Easier access to finance

Setting up and financing a new venture is tricky. A Limited Company makes the process easier to access finance.

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Crunch can form your business for free

We will cover the cost of your company formation when you sign up for a Crunch Pro, Crunch Premium or Crunch Small Business Limited Company accounting plan. Learn more about our free Limited Company formations here.

Do you need more advice?

Consult one of our experts to advise and guide you through the pros and cons of setting up as a Limited Company, or indeed any of the Crunch services.

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