Own Share Purchase Out Of Profits/New Share Issue/Cash - Letter Sending Forms To Companies House
A purchase of own shares is when a company purchases shares in itself from an existing shareholder and the shares purchased are not redeemable shares. Please see "Own Share Purchase Out of Profits/New Share Issue/Cash – Guidance Notes" for more information.
This Own Share Purchase Out of Profits/New Share Issue/Cash – Letter Sending Forms to Companies House can be used as a cover letter for filing (i) Form SH03 Return of Purchase of Own Shares; (ii) letter from HMRC confirming payment of stamp duty; and (iii) (if required) Form SH06 Notice of Cancellation of Shares with Companies House. The forms must be filed within 28 days of the purchase of the shares.
A company must in the first instance send an electronic version of Form SH03 to HMRC and pay the appropriate stamp duty. HMRC will then issue a letter confirming payment of stamp duty, which the company should send to Companies House together with Form SH03.
Note that Companies House may require certain documents to be uploaded digitally. It is advisable to check with Companies House before sending any paper documents.
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