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He closed the company voluntarily because it was no longer trading. It wasn't bankrupt. I were no tax issues as far as I'm aware, though I do know he is due to file his (personal) tax at the moment and may not have done that.
Thank you, ***** ***** a very helpful and comprehensive answer. Assuming there are no objections from Companies House or the Treasury Solicitor, what is the actual process of returning the funds, and how long might this take? Do they send a cheque, place funds directly in his account? I believe I will need to set up a Power of Attorney account (in my name or his) as I know I'm legally required to keep his money separate from mine. Thanks, Lucinda
Hi Joshua. One last thing: my father has already re-established the company. Initially he closed it last September but he incorporated it again on Feb 23 2015 with the same name. The possible trouble is: it's a different company number.
I believe the company bank account was never closed: it was just cleared of all its funds.
Do I still need to go through the whole of the process outlined above?
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