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How can I check details of a registered company in Singapore?

Whether you are an individual or a business entity, you might want to check on a particular Singapore company to verify its details before entering into any business dealings with it. For example, it might be prudent for an individual or business entity to verify the position of an individual before entering into a contract. [...]

By |2022-01-12T10:13:56+08:00January 12th, 2022|Questions and Answers|

Are directors’ fees subject to CPF contributions?

If the payments for the director are based on a contract of service, then the directors would be considered as employees and they would be engaged under a contract of service. However, if the directors' fees were voted and approved by the shareholders at a general meeting, then these payments would not be subject to [...]

By |2022-01-10T09:40:24+08:00January 10th, 2022|Accounting Bookkeeping Tax and XBRL, Questions and Answers|

Should I outsource my payroll management?

What is payroll management? Payroll management is about administering employees' salaries, bonuses, relevant payments and financial records and possibly other miscellaneous items like leave and medical leave matters. Payroll management is an important aspect of running a company. It is mandatory to maintain and keep employees' records according to the Employment Act. You have two [...]

By |2022-01-05T14:31:42+08:00January 5th, 2022|Questions and Answers|

Allowable business expenses and deductions

Certain business expenses can be deducted from your revenue. These deductions can reduce the income that is subject to tax. However, it is important to note that not all business expenses can be deductible.   Here are some general rules: Expenses must be incurred. (An expense is incurred when the legal liability to pay has [...]

By |2022-01-03T15:29:24+08:00January 3rd, 2022|Accounting Bookkeeping Tax and XBRL|

Singapore’s 2022 Budget to be delivered on the 18th of February 2022

Finance minister Lawrence Wong will deliver the 2022 Budget on the 18th of February 2022. The Budget statement will be broadcast live on television and radio as well as on the Singapore Budget website. The Singapore Budget website: https://www.mof.gov.sg/singaporebudget The full budget statement will be published on this website as well. The Budget is seen [...]

By |2021-12-30T12:29:05+08:00December 30th, 2021|Latest News and Announcements|

What is a digital bank?

A digital bank is an online-only platform that provides new and traditional banking products and services to customers. The difference between a digital bank and a traditional bank is that a digital bank does not have a physical bank that customers can visit. However, most of the online functions that can be performed online for [...]

By |2021-12-14T15:12:08+08:00December 14th, 2021|What Is...|

Template for resolution passed at the First Directors’ Meeting

After the incorporation of a company, the first board meeting should be convened. This is a meeting of the directors of the company. The meeting is usually done about one month after the date of incorporation. This meeting should set out the basic structure of the company. The resolution can be in one singular document [...]

By |2021-11-08T12:56:37+08:00November 8th, 2021|Running a Company|

How to correct an error in XBRL statements that have been filed with ACRA

There are a few common XBRL errors that companies make from time to time. These errors are and not limited to the following: Incomplete data Financial statements that are tabled at the AGM does not match the data prepared in XBRL format Wrongly tagged elements in the XBRL prepared If you have detected an error [...]

By |2021-09-17T11:47:50+08:00September 17th, 2021|Accounting Bookkeeping Tax and XBRL|

How can I pay for the shares of a company?

Payment for shares can be in cash or non-cash consideration. As shares are issued to raise capital for the company, the company usually has remedies in its constitution. If we refer to the Model Constitution, the company has the various remedies on shares that are not paid up: It has a lien on the shares [...]

By |2021-08-30T15:27:17+08:00August 30th, 2021|Questions and Answers|

Why you should consider a Private Limited Company structure over an LLP

A Company and a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) are both incorporated entities which mean that they have a separate legal personality from their ownership. We encounter a lot of queries about which business structure is best recommended for people looking to set up business structures and more often than not, we usually gravitate and recommend [...]

By |2021-08-23T14:43:50+08:00August 19th, 2021|Running a Company|
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