What is CIPC?
CIPC is the companies and intellectual property commission. This refers to a South African Government department. Please note that we are not part of this department. We offer services related to CIPC on behalf of clients.
- Beneficial ownership – R250
- Private company registration – R350
- Non Profit company registration – R750
- Company director Changes – R250
- Company Address Change – R50
- Company name change – R500
- Tax clearance and appointment of public officer – R250
- BEE certificate – R250
- Annual Fees – R100 plus CIPC fees
- Turnover tax registration – R1 000
- Central supplier database registration – R200
- PAYE registration – R600
- VAT registration – R800
- Share certificates – R50 each
- Appoint a public officer – R250
- COIDA Registration – R500
- Tax exemption application – R1 000
- COIDA ROE Submission – R350 per return
- Business registration package – R950
- Copy of company documents or Memorandum of incorporation
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When you choose a service, you have to complete the whole process. This means completing the form, upload your documents and complete the payment. No order will be processed unless the checkout process has been completed.
How long does it take to do a company registration?
It usually takes 1 to 3 business days, unless there are delays at CIPC.
What information is required?
The following is needed to register a company with CIPC:
- At least 3 possible company names
- Registered address for the company
- Email address
- Cellphone number
- Copy of ID document for every director
- Director’s cellphone number
- Director’s email address
- Director’s physical address
What to do after the company is registered.
After the company is registered with CIPC, you will receive a company document called the COR14.3. This document must then be used to open a bank account at the bank of your choice. As soon as the company has a bank account, a public officer must be appointed at SARS. The public officer can be anyone of the directors. If the company does not have a registered public officer at SARS, you won’t be able to get an eFiling profile, which is needed to submit taxes and request a tax clearance.
Non profit companies
Non profit companies can apply at SARS for a Section18A certificate, which will exempt them from paying tax on donations received. This will also give donators a tax benefit. They can also apply at the department of social development for a NPO number.
All companies have to submit an annual return to CIPC every year on the anniversary of the company. The annual income then has to be declared to CIPC. If the annual returns are not submitted in time, CIPC will raise penalties and deregister the company.
Because there are already thousands of companies registered at CIPC, it may happen that the name you prefer is already in use. When this happens, the name reservation has to be resubmitted to CIPC. Because of this, an additional R50 will be charged for every name reservation submitted.
Need more information??
For more information, you can read more on the CIPC website.
Please make sure to read the frequently asked questions page if you need more info.
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