Accounting period Companies House – amended

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A new client has come to me after trying to DIY their first year and filed their own accounts etc.

Less than £20k profits in company. They didn’t register a PAYE scheme last year unfortunately. Am suggesting they do so now.

CT period is to 31/01/2020. CT600 not filed.

Companies House accounts were filed to 31/10/2019 and these need to be amended.

Was thinking to request HMRC to amend first CT period to 31/10/2019 in order to align periods. It would just mean CT payment overdue by a couple of months.

Is it an alternative to extend Companies House reference period to 31/01/2020? There seems to be possibility on CH to extend the prior period to 31/01/2020. Would this mean that I could then file CH accounts online (and that they would not be amended and filed on paper)?

Other suggestions welcome too.

Thanks in advance!