CIPC – Annual Returns

An annual return is a statutory return in terms of the Companies and Close Corporations Acts 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 in the near future. Non-compliance with annual returns may lead to deregistration, which has the effect that the juristic personality is withdrawn and the company or close corporation ceases to exist.

  • Companies have 30 business days from the date that the entity become due to file annual returns before it is in non-compliance with the Companies Act.
  • Close corporations have from the first day of its anniversary month up until the month thereafter to file annual returns before it is in non-compliance with the Close Corporations Act.
  • Annual returns can only be filed electronically.

The above mentioned is only a summary of what a annual return are, and when and where to submit your company annual return. Download the below guide for all the detailed information about annual returns.

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