Submission of annual returns and financial statements

Directors of companies and members of close corporations are required to submit their entity’s annual return to the CIPC. We undertake this task on behalf of many of our clients.

Fairly recently the CIPC implemented a new system according to which they remind entities by email to submit their annual returns. These emails are sent directly to the director/member of the entity. Therefore, should you as our client receive such an email and have any uncertainty about how to handle it you are welcome to send it to us for attention.

In terms of a notice of the CIPC issued on 6 July 2011, titled “Submittance of Annual Returns” the submission of annual returns (except for those of public and state-owned companies) was waived until 31 March 2013. This means that as from 1 April 2013 all entities must submit their financial statements together with their annual returns. The amended procedure may affect the costs that we have to recover for this service and we will shortly communicate with you in this regard.

If you have any queries about the submission of annual returns, or if we can be of assistance with this, you are welcome to contact Marisa Viljoen (ar@asl.co.za) at our office.


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