Accounting Reference Date (ARD)

What is an ARD?

The ARD or Accounting Reference Date is the date in each year to which a company's financial accounts are prepared. This date is usually the last month from your company's incorporation date. For example, a company incorporated on 12 May, the ARD will be 31 May the following year.

Where can I find my ARD?

You can find your ARD (accounting reference date) via your account (login required) > My Companies > Click on your company name.

If you want to change the accounting reference date (ARD), you will need to do so via filing theAA01 paper form or using Companies House Web-filing service (you must be registered if using the web-filing service.)

Can I change my ARD?

If you want to change the accounting reference date (ARD), you will need to do so via filing the AA01 paper form or using Companies House Web-filing service (you must be registered if using the web-filing service.)

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