Appeal a late filing penalty

Use this service to appeal a penalty issued to a company for not filing its annual accounts on time.

You should pay the late filing penalty if you cannot show that your reasons for filing late were exceptional.

It may take up to 30 minutes to complete this application.

Before you start

Read the guidance on appealing a penalty.

You’ll need:

  • the company number
  • the company authentication code for online filing
  • the penalty reference
  • the reason for the appeal
  • documents that support the reason for the appeal (optional)