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I have a company which has a large vat deb. If it seeks to

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I have a company which has a large vat deb. If it seeks to pay this debt it will jepodise the company moving forward. Am I at liberty to close the current company and restart with a new company?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

How much is the debt please?
Alex

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
163;30,000 approximately. The debt could be repaid within 30 months but as I am expanding the business I will need additional cashflow. My accountant has suggested closing the company and starting a new company but I am concerned there maybe ramifications not least to future borrowing.
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Thanks. Yes you could close the company down. You would need to complete form DS01

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/429544/DS01_V7.0.pdf

There is a fee of £10 as well.

However you should send notice to dissolve the company to all creditors, which includes HMRC who may object.

Or you could not pay the debt and get HMRC to make the company bankrupt.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry but for clarification if the HMRC object can I still go ahead with closure?
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

No, in that case it gets put back by 3 months, before its re-advertised.

Does that clarify? Alex

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not really. I am happy to pay for a chat with you but I will need certainty that you can answer the question so that I am in a suitable position to make a decision. Can you confirm that I will be clear of my options following our discussion?
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Yes I can answer the question. Its what I do for a living.

You dont have to accept the phone call if you dont want to - but some people prefer it as it means I can give you the information quickly.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I accept. My number is ***** Would it be possible to call at 11.30 as I have an online meeting now?
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Can you click the accept button for the phone call?

Ash and 4 other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

You may just need to remind me at 11.30am

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could you please call me now on***********Many thanks *****
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Thanks. Alex