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CIPC Annual Returns

CIPC Annual Returns

What is this?

An Annual Return is a statutory return in terms of the Companies and Close Corporations Acts in South Africa and therefore MUST be complied with. Failure to do so will result in the Commission assuming that the company and/or close corporation is not doing business or is not intending on doing business soon. Non-compliance with annual returns may lead to deregistration, which has the effect that the juristic personality is withdrawn and the company or close corporation ceases to exist.

Who needs to submit an annual return?

The Companies Act, 2008 and the Close Corporations Act, 1984 require the company or close

the corporation itself, (it also include its authorised representative) to file the annual return.

When is the CIPC Annual Return due?
  • Companies must file within 30 business days after the anniversary date of their incorporation.
  • Close Corporations must file within the anniversary month of its incorporation until the month thereafter.
How must the Annual Return be submitted?

Annual return filings are only accepted electronically via the CIPC website by logging in as a

customer, and clicking on Annual returns/submit and pay annual returns. A step-by-step guide

on how to file annual returns can be viewed on the CIPC website (www.cipc.co.za)

  • Register as a customer and or login on to the CIPC website.
  • Calculate, file and pay your annual return.
  • File either an Annual Financial Statement or Financial Accountability Supplement.
CIPC Annual Returns – Onestop Accounting

Onestop Accounting has years of experience dealing with CIPC Annual Returns and reinstatement of companies/close corporations in de-registration mode due to non-compliance with annual returns.

Contact Onestop Accounting to ensure your statutory compliance with CIPC Annual Returns and avoid de-registration of your company/close corporation.

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