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Dear, I can't get the HMRC CT600.pdf to balance

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DearCustomer I can't get the HMRC CT600.pdf to balance - get the error: X ERROR:The retained profit at xxx must tally with the value in the balance sheet
Am I able to send you the CT600.pdf as part of asking this question, so that you can make direct edits to it to fix it - as seems would be a much more efficient process.
The yearly turnover was only approx 730 pounds, so CT600 is only dealing with small amounts.
Hello and welcome to the site.

Thank you for requesting I help you with your question.

please send me images of the pages
- profit and loss account
- balance sheet
- Notes to the accounts - profit and loss

I will review your accounts and revert to you.

Many thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

DearCustomer please find images of the requested PDF pages below:

Simon, thank you for your reply and for additional information.

I presume this is your first set of accounts you are filing.
When was the company incorporated?

I will review the numbers and revert to you shortly.

Many thanks.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

DearCustomer it was incorporated in October 09. Up until 2014-15, the company was in a dormant state, so it was just the appropriate dormant accounts that were submitted.

Simon, thanks for your reply.

There are some basic errors in the accounts and I am drafting my response.

Many thanks
Simon, notes for your consideration

Profit and loss account

The company has reported a small loss in the accounting period

Box AC36/AC40= -3

This would be carried to balance sheet.

Balance Sheet

Under 2014 column, you are showing cash at bank and in hand AC55=10

Your share capital is £1 and what does the rest relate to?

In my view this is money you have put into the account and should be shown as creditor and not revaluation reserve.

Your balance sheet for both 2015 and 2014 should look like




















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