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how may I assist in relation to the above please? You refer to a query in regards ***** ***** a company registration?
it is not possible to backdate the registration date of a company. The company only comes into existence on the day it is incorporated and prior to that, it does not exist. it is no more possible to backdate the registration date of the company as it is to backdate someone's date of birth. Any transactions that were carried out prior to incorporation were not carried out by the company and should not be included in company accounts.
If they have an existing company which has orally been registered, then it is potentially possible that they may be able to show transactions were carried out by that company but that would depend upon the facts - e.g. whether that company account was being used and so on.
from what you say, any agreement in the absence of a registered limited company is presumably with one or more of the individuals you contracted with and if you can demonstrate an agreement whereby they agreed to pay you a certain amount of money whether or not that included covering your tax liability and so on, you may have a claim that you can bring person against those one or more individuals
On the face of it that would be potentially fraudulent accounting and you would need to take careful advice from an accountant in that regard.
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