Hello Everyone and sorry about this, I am hoping this will be the last time I request for help because I hate feeling like a burden to anyone but I'm in a horrible place and have no idea what to do. So I started a business venture with someone in my community that has various businesses and was certain that my idea would be a success. He explained that he would set up the the company, business bank account and not to worry about anything other than running the website, fulfilling orders, marketing, customer emails etc the day to day running of the business. He explained that he voluntarily registered for VAT as we would be better off having it as we will hit the 85k mark invery little time. He said that if I take his guidance that the business would be making hundreds of thousands by next year so he didn't need to invest financially. I already had the stock before the business was set up so it was a matter of selling it then re-investing it later on. After about 2 months he decided to resign as director of the business and cease his shares, leaving me at the helm of everything. He just said that it wasn't working out for him because he is too busy with other projects. I have tried to get his help with sorting this out but he keeps saying 'I'm a smart guy and not to worry'. Well, I am worrying and not as smart as he thinks and I am extremely overwhelmed and haven't been able to sleep, my parents have started to notice that I'm not the same as I was a few weeks ago - but I haven't told them the situation. I want to 'strike off' dissolve the company, register the VAT and pay any tax or corp tax owed and basically get out. The company has stopped trading as of 3 days ago. I have read everything on this forum and spoken to HMRC through their Helpline but would appreciate some real, advise relating to my situation. The current balance total is £1,864 in the business bank account Expenses have been: £3,700 on agency marketing help (incl. £740 VAT Charge) £1,721 total shipping charges (£1,200 UK AND EU) (£521 Outside of EU) £132 on email services £223.95 for facebook costs £520 - transferred to myself £160 - for the website costs £1000 - for social media influencer costs Sales total: £9,321.33 I want to add that the company has 0 assests, nothing has been bought by the company or is owned by the company. As I understand there is an accountant that works for my ex business partner and he is still connected to the ltd company, I phoned him on Friday and he said that there is an outstanding bill of £95 but to dissolve the company wouldn't cost more than a couple of hundred pounds. How do I prepare the documents for the accountant? I've downloaded the bank statements, orders, paypal Statements, marketing invoices, everything that the business has paid or earned etc How do I word what I want to happen to the accountant exactly? I don't want to get a bill or HMRC contact me a year from now saying that I owe x amount for something. I want this nightmare to be over, I want to pay what ever taxes I owe, corp taxes, vat etc strike off the company and bury it. Will the £1,864 in the bank account be enough to settle everything? Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read and reply, it means alot.