The Companies Intellectual Property Commissioner (CIPC) requires that ALL South African CC’s and PTY Companies pay Annual Return Fees every 12 months. Also, they hereby know that your company is still actively trading and upkeep your information in their database. Therefore, Companies who do not submit their CIPC annual return run the risk of being deregistered.
If your submission is overdue with more than one year outstanding, there will be penalty fees at CIPC. If your turnover has been more than R1million for the past 12 months, CIPC will charge you extra. See more Questions and Answers below the Application Form.
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Your CC’s or Company’s total invoice for Annual Returns Filing Fee consists of two fees:
(1) Apply: Upon application you will receive an invoice of R390. However, this is purely our Submission Fee to file your returns for 1 year. Also see the application form above.
(2) Filing: We will file your Company’s Annual Returns using the information you have given us. CIPC will then confirm your Company’s CIPC Fees, which we will add to your invoice. To explain, here follows the factors making up your final invoice total:
(3) Delivery: We will process the Annual Return Submission and receive your Annual Return Certificate within 2 working days from CIPC. After that, your Certificate will be made available on your Customer Account. In addition, we will notify you via email as well.
Firstly, to stay Compliant: To apply at any Government Institution or Regulating (e.g CSD), you need to ensure that your Company is always compliant with CIPC. This will also ensure that there are no delays when applying for a business loan at the bank as the bank account can be frozen due to non compliance at CIPC.
Secondly, no penalties or Deregistration: Submitting your Annual Returns at CIPC every year, will prevent you from having to pay penalty fees for late submission as it is required by law. Most importantly, it will also keep your company status Active and prevent your Company from going into a Deregistration status at CIPC which can also result in suppliers revoking your credit facility.