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How to file your CIPC Annual Returns


All companies and close corporations are required by law to file their annual returns with CIPC, within a certain period of time each year.

Annual returns can only be filed electronically, via the provided application on the CIPC website. 

Here’s how to go about it:

  1. 1. Register as a customer on the CIPC website.
  2. 2. Calculate your annual return fee, as advised by CIPC.
  3. 3. Deposit the relevant filing fee. Fees can be deposited at any ABSA bank or via EFT.
  4. File your Annual Returns on the CIPC website
  5. File the appropriate amendment forms, as prompted - e.g. CK2/CK2A/CoR39/CoR21.1
  6. Email your Abridged Certificate for Annual Returns to

Example of Abridged Certificate header

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