Must financial statements be filed with the annual returns?

Companies (except external companies) are required to either file its audited financials, reviewed financials or financial supplement with its annual returns. All companies (except external companies) and close corporations, if it is required in terms of Companies Regulation 28 read with Companies Regulation 26 to prepare audited financial statements, must file such with CIPC at the same time of filing is annual returns.

Companies and close corporations that is neither required to file its audited financial statements, nor voluntarily filed its audited financial statements or reviewed financial statements, must file a financial accountability supplement (CoR30.2) after filing its annual returns by completing the online form via the CIPC website under / Maintain Your Business / Financial Statements and Independent Review.


Please note that the information provided does not constitute legal or professional advice, but rather the applicability of existing theory to a given practical situation. Due care is taken to ensure that the information is correct, but it remains subjective and an interpretation of application of information.

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