Compliance Requirements for Singapore Companies

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Legal Compliance for Pte Ltd Company Singapore
Legal Compliance for Pte Ltd Company Singapore

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What are the Legal Compliance Requirements for a Pte Ltd?

Legal Compliance Requirements
Under Company Law
  • Filing Annual Returns (AR) with ACRA
  • Private limited companies may opt not to hold an AGM. If held, the date of AGM must be mentioned in the AR.
  • The management has to file the company’s financial statements and shareholders’ details to the ACRA within one month of the AGM.
  • Updating Company Particulars with ACRA
Under Tax Law
  • Filing of Corporate Tax
  • A company has to file two income tax returns every year with IRAS, estimated chargeable income (ECI) and form CS/form C-S (lite)/ form C.
  • Mandatory filing of returns is mandatory for GST registered companies.
  • Mandatory adherence to Singapore Financial Reporting System (SFRS).
Under the Employment Law
  • Singapore statutory requirements call for mandatory adherence to the regulations of the Singapore Employment Act during employment and termination.
  • Mandatory contributions must be made to the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and the MediSave Fund.
  • Apply and secure necessary Work Passes for Expatriate Employees.
Under Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
Companies must nominate a person as Data Protection Officer and ensure compliance with the PDPA.

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New Company Registration in Singapore – FAQs

The reasons for preferring a Pte Ltd structure for Singapore Company Incorporation  is due to the following reasons.
  • Separate Legal Entity
  • Ease of Fundraising for future business expansion
  • Shareholders enjoy Limited Liability and increased protection of their assets
  • Ease of Transfer of Ownership
  • Guaranteed Perpetual Succession
  • More Credible Image
  • Better Tax Benefits and Incentives
The documents required for Setting  up a private limited company in Singapore  are as under.
  • A Company Name approved by the authorities
  • Preparing Documents for setting up Singapore company
  • Submitting Application to ACRA through BizFile+
  • Receiving Company incorporation certificate
  • Opening of a Corporate Bank Account
  • Receiving Licenses and Permits
  • Registering for GST
The key requirements for Singapore Private Limited Company Registration include
  • Approved company name
  • A Minimum initial paid-up capital of SGD 1
  • 1 – 50 shareholders
  • At least one local or resident director
  • At least one company secretary
  • A local registered physical office address
The Process steps include the following
  • Obtaining the approval of ACRA for your company name
  • Preparing Documents for setting up Singapore company
  • 1 – 50 shareholders
  • At least one local or resident director
  • At least one company secretary
  • A local registered physical office address

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