Limited company shares can be transferred or sold just like any other form of property. We offer a professional service for those who wish to transfer shares from one shareholder to another, including all compliance paperwork.
Details of share transfers will not be updated on the Companies House register until after the filing of the next confirmation statement (previously known as the annual return). Clients wishing to record share changes now, should file a confirmation statement. If share changes are required to open a business bank account, we always recommend filing a confirmation statement.
We can prepare a confirmation statement as part of this order – at an additional cost of £24.99 +VAT (including Companies House filing fee).
We will prepare the necessary documentation:
Click ‘Order’ and complete the application form with details of the limited company shares you wish to transfer.
Documents will be sent to you by email within 2-3 working days, after all required information is provided.
Yes. We offer this service to all customers, regardless of whether they have incorporated a company with us.
Only Ordinary shares can be issued. Creation of additional share classes or amendments to the article of association are not included in this service.
Shares in excess of £1,000, incur a tax or duty of 0.5% on the transaction, which will be rounded up to the nearest £5.00. If you buy shares using a stock transfer form, the form requires to be sent to HMRC for stamping, with stamp duty paid no later than 30 days after the date of the transfer.
Example - If you buy shares worth £1050, you’ll pay 0.5% on this amount which is £5.25. Therefore the amount of £10 is payable in Stamp Duty.
A confirmation statement (previously known as the annual return) is a report containing accurate and up-to-date information about a limited company on a certain date. The purpose of filing a confirmation statement (at least once every 12 months) is to confirm the limited company details and report to Companies House, any changes to shareholders' details and/or issued share capital.
If you would like to see updated shareholders information on Companies House records, you should file a confirmation statement, otherwise new shareholders will not be visible until the next confirmation statement. Most banks will request that up-to-date shareholder information is recorded at Companies House.
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