Is there a difference between SARS and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’s (CIPC’s) Annual Returns?

Yes, there is a difference.

The CIPC’s Annual Returns:

All companies must file its Annual Return within twenty (20) business days, after its incorporation anniversary date, and together with the supplementary documents as follows:

  1. Companies required to have their financial statements audited, must file a copy of those audited financial statements
  2. Companies voluntarily choosing to have their financial statements audited can elect to file a copy of those audited financial statements, or to file a document called a Financial Accountability Supplement, a new document which contains only the prescribed pertinent financial information of a company
  3. All other Companies must file a Financial Accountability Supplement

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