How to submit a compliance checklist

The compliance checklist educates directors and company secretaries on the mandatory requirements all companies have to follow in order to be compliant. The checklist also helps CIPC to monitor and regulate proper compliance. InfoDocs has developed a set of easy yes or no questions for you to answer.

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Step 1: Proceed to Company Dashboard and select the File Annual Return option.

Step 2: Fill in the turnover for the applicable year, select the individual recording and maintaining accounting records and person responsible for preparing financial statements and reports. In order to “activate” the checklist, you have to fill in the details of the person who performed the independent review. Proceed to select Next.

Step 3: You will then be given the option to choose between the InfoDocs version or the CIPC version.

Step 4: If you selected the InfoDocs version, the system will give you a series of yes or no questions to answer and tailor your results based on these answers.

Step 5: If you selected the CIPC version you will need to answer yes, no, or n/a to the applicable sections of the companies act. You can also fill in reasons as to why the company did or did not comply with the specific section.

Step 6: After answering the checklist review and/or edit your Company Information and click Next.

Step 7: A summary window will pop up to give you a break down of your fees. This will be made up of:

  • Your annual return fee to CIPC (based on your turnover as per below table)
  • Any penalties due to late submission
  • A small submission fee of R50 (not applicable if you have linked your own CIPC customer code)
Annual TurnoverFiling within 30 business days after anniversary dateFiling more than 30 days after the anniversary date
Less than R1 millionR100R150
R1 million but less than R10 millionR450R500
R10 million but less than R25 millionR2000R2500
R25 million or moreR3000R4000
Re-Instatement Application (Form CoR40.5)R200

Annual Return Fees

Choose your payment method and then, click Submit to CIPC. Please ensure that information you have submitted is correct before you submit the annual return filing to CIPC, if you would like to double-check or change something click Back.

Step 8: Hooray, you have submitted your annual return! Make sure you keep them up to date to avoid company deregistration and being non-compliant. You will receive the confirmation certificate from CIPC as soon as the return has been successfully submitted.