Me and my business partner have a limited company. After five years we've never made a profit (though have had some sales, of course). Honestly, we thought if we kept pumping money into the company and could grow sales that a big tech company would buy us. We now know that isn't going to happen and we don't want to give the company any more of our money to keep it afloat when we now realize we're never going to make a profit or even be able to take back the money we loaned the company. As it stands we are each owed 5-figures from the money we gave the company to keep it afloat over five years. The company has no other creditors or debt. All accounts and tax returns have been filed to date and we owe no CT or other things like VAT or PAYE. We've never taken any dividends or salary (we're both separate sole traders in other professions unrelated to the company, which is how we make a living while we attempted to give this company a go). We both now just want to wind the company down ASAP and move on with our lives. That means we are going to apply to have our company struck off. Since we are the only creditors–and obviously won't object to closing down the company–and we owe no taxes or owe money to anyone else, is there any reason HMRC would object to this? I read that HMRC can object to a company being struck off, but I'm not sure under what circumstances they do that. As I said, we just want to cut our losses and wind down the company legally as fast as possible and move on (and thus stop putting in more money to keep it afloat). We're just wondering if this process (which we understand could take 3-6 months) could get prolonged? But we think the only one who could prolong it/object is HMRC. But if we're all paid up with them and send them our final accounts and return (we'll owe no tax), would they likely object if the only people owed money are the directors themselves?