1. Must all CC's/Companies Submit Annual returns even if the entity has not conduct in any trade?
Yes, a CC/Company must submit an annual return to CIPC (CIPRO) annually within 1 month after its anniversary
2 . From what year must annual returns be lodged?
As from September 2008 for Close Corporations and as From 2005 for Companies
3. What happens if a CC/Company fail to submit a annual return?
The entity will be referred for deregistration and then eventually de-registered from CIPC (CIPRO's) database which can mean that bank accounts will be frozen, no credit can be applied for etc. In essence the CC can no longer trade if de-registered.
4. What happens if my CC/Company is already de-registered?
5. How long does this process take?
You will receive a certificate of submission within 48 hours from placing your order.
6. What if I am not sure if there are any oustanding annual returns with CIPC for my CC.
7. Are there any additional costs involved?
No, these fees are inclusive of all CIPRO fees and therefore NO EXTRA FEES are payable.
CERTIFICATE OF SUBMISSION E-MAILED WITHIN 48 HOURS FROM PLACING YOUR ORDER
| The Purpose of the annual return ? |
In keeping with legislation, each close corporation/company is compelled in terms of the Act to lodge an Annual return once a year. The Registrar needs to determine two things:
- Whether a registered organisation is still in business
- Confirmation that the Registrar is in possession of the latest information of the close corporation/company.
| What will happen if I fail to lodgement the close corporation's/company's Annual Return ? |
Should a close corporation/company fail to lodge and pay for its Annual Returns for a period of more than 6 months, the Registrar may conclude that the close corporation/company is no longer conducting business and may refer it to be deregistered
| What costs and protocols are involved |
ALL REGISTERED CC'S/COMPANY'S WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT THEIR ANNUAL RETURN ON OUR WEBSITE BY COMPLETING THE ONLINE FORM BELOW AT A FEE OF DEPENDANT ON THE TURNOVER OF THE ENTITY (THIS FEE INCLUDE ALL FEES LEVIED BY CIPRO FOR ANNUAL RETURNS).
If you are not sure when a CC's annual return is due or what returns are oustanding you can send an e-mail to and we will reply within 24 hours regarding the status of the CC and steps to be taken where neccessary.
1. How does it work?
1.1 Complete the online form and submit. Make sure you only select the years for which the annual return(s) are due.
1.2. Make payment online via credit card on any other way.
1.3 We will submit your annual CC/COMPANY return on your behalf and pay over the prescribed fees to the Registrar. A certificate of submission will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours.
2. Important Info
3 . When is a CC's/Company's annual return due?
An Annual Return needs to be lodged within the anniversary month of its official incorporation up until the end of the month following its anniversary month. E.g. if the CC/Company was registered in March, the annual return will be due in March/April every year. The registration date of a CC.Company is noted on the CK1/CM1 form itself. If you are not sure when your CC's/Company's annual return is due feel free to contact us.
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