Filing iXBRL accounts at Companies House
Companies House can receive and process company accounts produced in iXBRL format, and more software package providers are making this available.
If your accounting software package produces UK GAAP accounts in iXBRL format, there are simple ways to submit them to Companies House. You can do this for audited and unaudited full accounts, or abbreviated accounts in two ways:
Important note: to file accounts via software you will need a Companies House online filing presenter account. You can use your existing presenter account if you have one, or read our iXBRL FAQs on how to apply for one.
Think of the benefits of filing your accounts electronically:
The benefits of filing iXBRL accounts
Accountants Case Studies – filing iXBRL accounts
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Alternatively, you can file accounts for dormant companies that have never traded via a simple web form, or file your unaudited full or abbreviated accounts using the joint Companies House/HMRC template; both available from our WebFiling service.