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WebFiling - Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) User Guide
WebFiling - Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) User Guide
The WebFiling Welcome page provides an up to date list of the documents that can be filed using this service. Help is provided throughout, within the onscreen 'Notes' section or by clicking the 'HELP' button.
The WebFiling service is available for the submission of data 24 hours 7 days a week.
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When you have received both your 'security code' and authentication code' you can sign in and use the WebFiling service. Simply enter the:
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Select that you are using WebFiling on behalf of an LLP.
Then from the drop down menu select the company type which must correspond with the registration location of the LLP.
Enter the LLP number and the authentication code, then select 'CONTINUE'.
You can also:
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PROOF enables LLP's to protect themselves from unauthorised changes to their records as it prevents the filing of certain paper forms.
Once the LLP has joined the scheme, Companies House will reject any paper versions of these forms and send them back to the registered office address. This will help ensure that any changes made have been registered by the LLP itself.
To join, you simply need to agree to the Terms and Conditions and choose 'Join PROOF'. Following the confirmation screen, you can proceed to the WebFiling menu for filing documents.
However it is vital, that anyone who is authorised to file on behalf of the LLP is notified about the PROOF scheme, to avoid unnecessary rejected paper documents.See a screenshot of register for PROOF scheme screen
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The statutory PROOF scheme has terms and conditions in compliance with the Companies Act 2006.
You will receive an email confirmation as soon as your electronic application has been submitted and then a further email when we have processed your application to tell you whether or not it was successful.
You can view the PROOF Status on the WebFiling Menu Screen. There is a box on the right-hand side of the Menu page which indicates whether your application is in progress or is/is not registered for PROOF. (Please note that applications to join or leave PROOF in the last 48 hours may not yet have been applied.See a screenshot of the different PROOF statuses
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The Main Menu has been designed to help you find the forms you need to file. The Name and Number of the LLP is displayed. The main heading tabs in the middle section displays a list of all the Form types available for electronic submission.
NOTE: Any references to Company within WebFiling also includes Limited Liability Partnership(s) (LLP)
You can select one of the heading tabs to display the form types depending on your preference. The following options are possible:
The 'My Account', 'View Data Submitted' options at the top left of the screen relates to you as a presenter and is linked to the email address and Security Code used at Sign In:See a screenshot of the WebFiling Menu
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From the WebFiling main menu you can select the Annual Return (£14 charge) - LLAR01
Once you have selected the Annual Return link, we recommend that you read all the information available on the screen. This page gives you important information relating to the Annual Return you will be submitting to Companies House and associated Annual Return data.See a screenshot of the Annual Return screen
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We display details on screen for you to amend or confirm;
If this is your first electronically filed Annual Return certain details must be provided, to enter these details click the appropriate 'add/update' links.
Please see WebFiling 'HELP' for more information
Click 'CONFIRM' to proceed to the next section.See a screenshot of the completing the Annual Return screen
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All the changes made to the Annual Return during a session will be listed on the 'SUBMIT' page. Corrections can still be made at this stage, by clicking on the appropriate section tab heading.
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Once you have selected 'submit' the contact details screen will be displayed.
The email address on this page is used to:
An alternative email address can be entered for data filed during a session (email confirmation will be sent to this address for this filing only).
The alternative contact name and telephone number details are optional, and would only be used if there were a query with the information filed.
This screen also indicates the position of the person who is authorising the submission. Most positions can authorise the filing of all form types, but some exceptions apply - please see help for more information on these exceptions.See a screenshot of the Contact details and authorisation screen
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The £14 fee to file the Annual Return can be made online using a credit/debit card, or by account (Companies House online filing credit account). The online account must be set up in advance, and is available for customers filing 10 or more Annual Returns per annum. The application form is available to complete online or download from our website.
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The confirmation screen displays the information submitted to Companies House.
Make a note of the submission number, this reference is important and can be used to track the data you have submitted, should a problem occur please quote the submission number if you contact us.See a screenshot of the WebFiling Service Confirmation screen
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After submitting data we will send 2 emails, one to confirm receipt of the data and a second to confirm if the data has been accepted or rejected
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The 'Data Submitted' screen lists the documents submitted by a presenter via WebFiling during the last 10 days. This screen displays the submission date, company number, document type and submission number.
(These documents will still be available from the download area if a presenter changes their email address or security code.)See a screenshot of the Data Submitted screen
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From this page you are able to change one or all of the following:
To make changes on this page, you must enter your current security codeSee a screenshot of the My Account Details screen
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This page enables you to:
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