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    CIPC services

    Hi guys

    I am new to the private accounting practice world.

    I would like to offer CIPC assistance to clients, i.e. to submit their annual returns and updating company information as well as registering companies for clients.

    I have been trying to figure out how to register with CIPC as a practitioner in this regard and am unsure. My best google search suggested that I needed a biometric scanner which costs in the region of R2 000 in order to proceed.

    Please may I have your knowledgeable advice on how to proceed in this regard.

    Thanking you in advance
    Kavesh

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    Kavesh, all you need to do is register as a customer. This is the link https://eservices.cipc.co.za/Customer_register_id.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andromeda View Post
    Kavesh, all you need to do is register as a customer. This is the link https://eservices.cipc.co.za/Customer_register_id.aspx
    Hi Andromeda

    I already have an account with CIPC which I registered for my own company. I could not find how from this point I could access potential client information in order to update. Can you advise which selection to make. I think I must be looking too hard and just not seeing it.

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    Login here https://eservices.cipc.co.za/Logout.aspx

    Then click on TRANSACT

    Then you will be presented with a menu

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    As far a I can determine, once transact is clicked on, the appropriate option thereafter would be "THIRD PARTIES"
    I copied and pasted the text from this option below and it seems to be at the right place, however, they list requirements before one can apply, first of which is a fingerprint scanner. Is there a way around this requirement?



    Welcome the CIPC Third Party application page. This service is available to any interested third party, whether individual or an organisation in public or private sector, who wants to offer CIPC services. Only South African (third parties and their clients) with valid valid ID numbers will be able to transact using this system. The third parties must have in-depth understanding of the services provided through this portal and must agree to all CIPC Third Parties Terms & Conditions. All services are fully automated and are effected instantly with the exception of name reservations. New company registration can only be effected after name reservation has been processed.
    You have not applied to be a Third Party yet. Please check the requirements and accept the terms and conditions below to continue with your application.
    Status: A - Active | C - Resigned | S - Suspended

    What You Need Before Registering
    Fingerprint scanner - Futronic FS88 or FS88H
    Verification software - link sent after registration
    Windows (7+) PC with at least 4GB RAM
    Reliable internet connection
    Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge

    How To Login
    Verify fingerprints
    Go to https://thirdparties.cipc.co.za/
    Click on "Login"
    Type in ID number, customer code and security code
    OTP is sent to third party cellphone and email
    Confirm OTP to log on

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    What is it that you want to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andromeda View Post
    What is it that you want to do?
    I would like to offer CIPC assistance to clients, i.e. to submit their annual returns and updating company information as well as registering companies for clients.

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    Ok.

    The only advantage of registering as a third party that I am aware of is that there is almost no paperwork to upload or email. You or the client should obviously still be in possession of the paperwork.
    Also, there is almost no delay with the exception of name reservations or company registrations that use a registered name.

    CIPC have cleaned up their act so well that there is really very little delay in processing transactions. As far as annual returns are concerned there certainly is none. Director changes are usually processed within 48 hours, sometimes within a couple of hours.

    As far as I know there is nothing a third party can do that a customer cant. On the other hand the 3rd party method does have an advantage regarding the submission of paperwork, but you should have it anyway.

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    The only reason I would want to register as a third party is that I would not need the clients login credentials to access their records and submit or update something. Would you agree with that Andromeda?

    Like I said originally I am new to this and just looking for the best / easiest way forward.

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    You don't need a clients login credentials to access the data. The data at CIPC that is available to the client is public information, so there is no enhanced access, only enhanced processing.

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