When must I file my annual returns (AR)? September 22, 2017 Section 197 of the Singapore Companies Act (Cap. 50) states that the Annual Returns (AR) filing needs to be done within 1 month or 30 days from the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Suggested Readings What is an Annual General Meeting (AGM)? When must I appoint auditors? Who are exempted from auditing their company accounts? How do I register my Branch Office with the Accounting And Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)?