An annual return is a snapshot of general information about a company’s directors, secretary (where one has been appointed), registered office address, shareholders and share capital.

Important: The Annual Return is not to be confused with Annual Accounts. Annual Accounts are financial accounts, profit & loss etc. Both, however, are legally required to be filed to SSM Malaysia on an annual basis. 

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Inside Annual Return

An annual return of a company consists of the following general information:

  • Registered office address
  • Business office address
  • Branch office address
  • Principal business activities
  • Total authorised capital registered
  • Total paid-up capital
  • Charges registered with SSM (i.e. company assets pledged)
  • Company directors
  • Appointed company secretary
  • Shareholders

When do we need to lodge Annual Return to SSM?

The annual return signed by a director or by the manager or secretary of the company shall be lodged with the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) within one month or in the case of a company keeping pursuant to its articles a branch register in any place outside Malaysia within two months after the annual general meeting.