The CIPC has granted an extension for the filing of annual returns (due to the lockdown), but the process now includes the completion of a compliance checklist, to prove compliance with the Companies Act.

Annual returns

All companies (including external companies) and close corporations are required to file their annual returns with the Companies and

Annual returns – this may sound more like a tax requirement but is in fact a Companies Act 2008 requirement that every company must adhere to.

The annual return is the submission of the amount of a company’s turnover for the previous year. Each year, companies are required to file this information with the Companies