Dormant Companies are defined in 2 different ways by Companies House and HMRC:
A Dormant company at Companies House is if any transaction goes through the business, then you are not dormant. There are exceptions to this such as paying the fee for the Confirmation Statement, changes to shareholding etc. meaning if you have bank charges going through when you haven’t made any sales, then your company is not dormant.
HMRC state that if you are not trading then you are dormant meaning if you have don’t have any trading income or expenses you are classed as dormant with them.
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