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Revision to Tax Exemption Schemes for Singapore companies from YA2020

On August 17, 2018, Posted by , In Corporate Secretarial,Corporate Services,Singapore,Singapore Companies,Singapore Corporates,Singapore Law,Singapore Tax,startups, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Revision to Tax Exemption Schemes for Singapore companies from YA2020

Overall company tax rate is a flat 17%. Listed below are general tax exemptions/incentives currently available to Singapore resident companies. Once these tax exemptions are applied to the taxable income, the effective income tax rate for small-to-midsize Singapore companies is reduced significantly. The Tax Exemption Schemes have been in place…

Singapore VC Fund Manager Regime

On August 1, 2018, Posted by , In Compliance,Family Office,Legal,Singapore,Singapore Law, By ,, , With Comments Off on Singapore VC Fund Manager Regime

Singapore VC Fund Manager Regime was announced by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 20th October 2017.The activity of fund management is defined in the Second Schedule to the Securities and Futures Act (SFA). Previously, VC managers were subjected to the same regulatory framework as Licensed Fund Management Companies…

Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – Inward Re-Domiciliation Regime in Singapore

Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – Inward Re-Domiciliation Regime in Singapore within first half of 2017 The Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 has introduced an inward re-domiciliation regime to allow foreign corporate entities to transfer their registration to Singapore instead of setting up subsidiaries (e.g. foreign corporate entities that may want to…

Setting up and maintaining the Register of Registrable Controllers of Singapore Companies and LLPs

Setting up Newly-incorporated companies and newly registered LLPs are required to keep register of registrable controllers  within 30 days from date of incorporation.   Existing companies and LLPs are required to keep register of controllers within 60 days from date of commencement of the regime (31 Mar 2017).   Companies…

Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 – Company Seal and Register of Registrable Controllers

Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 and Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Act 2017 Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 and Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Bill were passed in Parliament on 10 Mar 2017. Key legislative amendments to take effect from 31 Mar 2017 i) Company Seal With effect from 31 Mar 2017, companies…

Have you updated the Electronic Register of Members (EROM) of your Singapore Company?

One of the recent legislative changes to the Singapore Companies Act is that ACRA will maintain the Registers of Members for private companies in electronic form (EROM) from 3 Jan 2016, and companies will need to update shareholder information that will be recorded in the EROM.  In December 2015, ACRA…

MAS’s new Accredited Investor definition to impact FIs and FIs’ clients

On December 22, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Legal,Singapore,Singapore Law,Uncategorized, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MAS’s new Accredited Investor definition to impact FIs and FIs’ clients

Changes to the definitions of Accredited Investors (AIs) and Institutional Investors (IIs), part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) proposed changes to its capital markets regulatory framework and followed a consultation paper issued on 21 July 21 2014, will impact Singapore-based financial institutions on their policy, documentation, systems, and procedures….

A Reminder on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday, May 24 that it has ordered the closure of BSI Bank in Singapore over serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements, poor management oversight of the bank’s operations, and gross misconduct by some of the bank’s staff. BSI Bank has also been fined…

Fintech set up in Singapore?

Fintech startups looking to establish a presence in Asia will be thrilled to know that Singapore intends to grow the Fintech space and promote Singapore as a Fintech Hub. What are the key developments that has taken place so far? The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has formed a FinTech…

Running a Business without Proper Legal and Compliance?

Complying to local regulations and protecting your company’s rights is essential for all businesses, particularly at the start-up stage. We noticed that many business owners will forego having proper legal and compliance procedures in place for reasons such as: Company is new and relatively small; or Legal and compliance services are…

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