Your Annual Returns

Annual Return


How to pay your Annual Return

Companies must file within 30 business days AFTER the anniversary date of its incorporation while close corporations must file within the anniversary MONTH of its incorporation up until the month thereafter (effectively 2 months) It is important to note that CIPC does not allow access to file the returns before the due date.

All Companies that require an audit must also submit their audited financial statements. The rest of the companies will have to submit a financial accountability statement ( CoR 30.2) in the near future

The amount of money a company has to pay to CIPC for its annual returns depends on what type of company it is e.g: CC or (Pty) Ltd (new or old Act) and what the turnover is. The turnover is calculated on the last financial year (not calendar year) so that the CIPC can compare it with SARS for accuracy.

Note: We charge R150 plus the CIPC fees for annual returns.

The table below are the CIPC fees:

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Fees under the Close Corporation Act (1984)

Annual Turnover

CIPC Fee

Less than R50m

R 100

Equal or more than R50m

R 4,000

Note: R150 penalty fee for each late submission (30 days after date of registration

Previous Fees under the old Companies Act (1973)

Annual Turnover

CIPC Fee

Less than R10m

R 450

More than R10m but less than R50m

R 2,500

R50m and above

R 4,000

Fees under the new Companies Act (2008)

Annual Turnover

CIPC Fee

Less than R1m (paid within 30 business days)

R 100

Less than R1m (paid after 30 business days)

R 150

R1m but less than R10m (paid within 30 business days)

R 450

R1m but less than R10m (paid after 30 business days)

R 600

R10m but less than R25m (paid within 30 business days)

R 2,000

R10m but less than R25m (paid after 30 business days)

R 2,500

R25m and more (paid within 30 business days)

R 3,000

R25m and more (paid after 30 business days)

R 4,000

 

Note if the annual return became due 1 may 2011 or thereafter the new fee structure must be used