Non-profit companies that are required to be audited by the Companies Act, 2008 or regulation 28, must file a copy of the latest approved Audited  Financial Statements on the date that they file their annual return with the CIPC.

The following non-profit companies are required to have their annual financial statements audited:

  • Any non-profit company if, in the ordinary course of its primary activities, it holds assets in a fiduciary capacity for persons who are not related to the company, and the aggregate value of such assets held at any time during the financial year exceeds R5 million;
  • Any non-profit company that was directly or indirectly incorporated by the state, an organ of state, a state-owned company, an international organisation, foreign state entity or a foreign company;  

  • Any non-profit company incorporated to fulfill a statutory or regulatory function in terms of legislation or to carry out a public function at the initation or direction of an organ of state, a state-owned company, an international organisation or a foreign state entity.

Unless the company has opted to have its annual financial statements audited or is required by its Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) to do so, a non-profit company may be subject to independent review if:

Non-profit companies that are not required to have their financial statements audited, may elect to voluntarily file their audited or reviewed statements with their annual returns.  If such companies choose not to file a full set of financial statements, they must file a financial accountability supplement with their annual return.

Steps to file your annual financial statements

  • Either Financial Accountability Supplements (FASs) or Annual Financial Statements (AFSs) should be filed via the e-services portal: together with Annual Returns (ARs).