- City: Lagos
- State: Lagos
- Country: Nigeria
- Listed: 18.01.2020 13:53
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Annual Returns it is mandatory that every registered business in Nigeria pay annual returns on or before 30th June of of every Callender year except for the year of registration.
Annual Return is a yearly statement which gives essential information about a firm’s composition, activities, and financial position, and which must be filed by every active incorporated or registered firm with an appropriate authority.
In Nigeria, annual return is a mandatory requirement every enterprise, private limited company, or incorporated trustees must fulfil at least once in every year by making and delivering to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) a return in the prescribed form containing the specified matters relating to the organization in accordance to the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). (Read Section 370 – 378 CAMA)
When is Annual Return Filed?
An annual return must be filed annually. New companies may not file its return within the first 18 months of its incorporation, while for older companies, the annual return is due no later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting. Section 374 CAMA.
CAC Forms and Documents Required for Filling Annual Return
FORM CAC 10: Annual Return for a small company
FORM CAC 10 A: Annual Return for a company having shares other than a small company.
FORM CAC 10B: Annual Return for a company limited by guarantee.
FORM CAC 10C: Annual Return of exempted foreign companies.
FORM CAC/IT 4: Annual Return for Incorporated Trustee.
FORM CAC/BN/7: Annual Return for Business Name.
How to File Annual Returns
The procedures for filing returns for enterprises and incorporated companies are almost the same but for the purpose of clarity, the two procedures are separately itemised below:
Download annual returns form
Fill the form properly
The annual return shall be signed by the proprietors, and where a company is a proprietor, by a director and secretary of the company
Submit the completed form for verification and assessment
Pay the required annual returns fee to the authorised bank
Keep your receipt/teller as evidence of payment