CIPC Annual Returns


It is a legal requirement for all Companies and Close Corporations to submit annual returns together with the prescribed fee to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). The return must be lodged within 30 business days of the anniversary of the entity’s date of incorporation. Failure to comply will result initially in late lodgement penalties and ultimately in deregistration.

Annual returns, together with the payment of the prescribed CIPC fee, may only be made electronically. The prescribed fees are stipulated under the Companies Act, 2008 and the Close Corporations Act, 1984.

PLEASE NOTE that before you are able to submit the annual return the Annual Financial Statement (AFS) (if Audit) or Financial Accountability Supplement (FAS) (Form CoR30.2) as well as the CIPC compliance checklist have to be lodged at CIPC prior to submitting the Annual return.

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