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CIPC Compliance: Use of the company name and registration number

CIPC Compliance: Use of the company name and registration number

A company’s name is registered at CIPC and CIPC will also issue the company with a registration number. A company may trade under a different name but must disclose the actual company name and registration number to any person who enquires after it. Every company must...

Income tax season only opens 1 September 2020!

Income tax season only opens 1 September 2020!

In the past tax season usually opened on 1 July for individual tax return submissions. As a result of COVID19 SARS has implemented a new strategy to reduce the need for taxpayers to potentially visit a SARS branch. This includes an automated assessment for some...

CIPC Compliance: Submission of Annual Return to CIPC

CIPC Compliance: Submission of Annual Return to CIPC

Every year on a company’s/close corporation’s anniversary date the directors/members must submit an Annual Return to CIPC. This originally started off to confirm that companies and close corporations are still active but developed over the years to also collect...

CIPC Compliance: Financial year and financial statements

CIPC Compliance: Financial year and financial statements

A company’s financial year-end date is set when the company is registered at CIPC. In South Africa it can be any date of the year, unlike in other countries where the dates are sometimes fixed. A company can change its year end with a Special Resolution resulting in a...

CIPC Compliance: Accounting- and company-records

CIPC Compliance: Accounting- and company-records

The Companies Act requires a company to maintain certain records. These records must be accessible from the company’s registered office. If they are not accessible from the company’s registered office a notice to this effect must be filed with CIPC. What documents...

CIPC Compliance: Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI)

CIPC Compliance: Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI)

What is a MOI?The term “MOI” is an abbreviation for “Memorandum of Incorporation”. It is a document that sets out the rights, duties and responsibilities of shareholders, directors and other persons involved in a company. Every company registered in South Africa needs...

CIPC Compliance: Solvency and Liquidity Test

CIPC Compliance: Solvency and Liquidity Test

CIPC Compliance (Section 4, 44 and 45): Solvency and Liquidity Test and how it applies to Financial Assistance and director loans. Section 4 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 refers to what a Solvency and Liquidity test are and how such a test should be done. This...

COVID-19: Assistance to businesses by the SA Government

COVID-19: Assistance to businesses by the SA Government

Due to the national lockdown that applies in South Africa, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMME’s) are negatively impacted. This is also affecting their employees. Please find some information that applies to most businesses. Current government assistance is split into...

CIPC compliance checklist

CIPC compliance checklist

The Company and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) introduced a new compliance checklist. All companies that are required to perform an independent review or an audit is required to complete the checklist on an annual basis. The intention of CIPC behind this new...

Tax on foreign income

Tax on foreign income

On 1 March 2020 the much talked about Tax on Foreign Income became a reality in South Africa. The question on everybody’s lips is: “Does this new tax apply to me?” Tax residency The short answer to the question is probably yes. It applies in the sense that this is...

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