What is incorporation?

Definition of incorporation

Incorporation is the legal process by which a new or existing business registers as a limited company with Companies House under the Companies Act 2006.

Once a business is incorporated as a company, UK tax law requires the company directors to file certain documents with HMRC every year, such as an annual return and a confirmation statement.

The directors are also responsible for informing Companies House about certain changes to the company, such as the appointment or resignation of directors or a change in registered office.

Disclaimer: The content included in this glossary is based on our understanding of tax law at the time of publication. It may be subject to change and may not be applicable to your circumstances, so should not be relied upon. You are responsible for complying with tax law and should seek independent advice if you require further information about the content included in this glossary.

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