Guide to Singapore Company Registration
At this website you will get essential information of how to register your company in Singapore. The good news is: Singapore has a very simple and easy-to-understand requirements for Singapore company registration. That is why Singapore is often rated as No.1 place to register of company in Singapore and operate a business here.
However, if you are foreigner, you will need to engage professional firm to incorporate Singapore company. Our company is Registered Filing Agent (RFA) consultancy firm, which means that we can legally provide the full process of Singapore company incorporation and maintenance.
The most common business structure in Singapore is a private limited liability company, also known as company with liability limited by shares. This type of company in Singapore is a separate legal entity and it provides shareholders protection from debts beyond the amount of capital they contribute. Also, this form of a company in Singapore provides the most efficient tax regime for a Singapore legal entity.
Singapore limited companies are regulated by Singapore Companies Act.
Before You register your Company in Singapore
The following company information will be required to provide to register your company in Singapore:
Company Name. Must be approved before registering your business Singapore. An approved company name will be reserved for 120 days from the date of name approval. No further extension of name reservation period is allowed.
Directors. You must have at least one local resident Director in Singapore. This person can be a citizen, permanent resident, or someone with a valid employment pass or dependent pass. An unlimited number of additional resident or non-resident directors can be appointed as well. Both resident and non-resident directors need to be at least 18 years old, not bankrupt, and free of any malpractice charges in the past.
Shareholders. For Private Limited Company, you can have between one and 50 shareholders, which may or may not be directors. Shareholders can be individuals or entities, local or foreign. After incorporation, you can issue or transfer shares to shareholders.
Your Company is considered as an Exempt Private Company (EPC) if it has not more than 20 shareholders all of whom are natural persons. EPC will enjoy audit exemption if the Company is fulfilled the small company requirement.
Company Secretary. Under the Singapore Companies Act, Section 171, you have six months to appoint a a qualified resident* company secretary within 6 months of your Singapore company’s incorporation. Sole directors and/or shareholders cannot act as the company secretary.
Paid-up Capital. Your company must have at least S$1 in paid up capital, also known as share capital. It also can increased at any time after incorporation. It can be Ordinary shares, preference shares or other shares. The concept of Authorized capital was abolished in Singapore in 2004.
Registered Address. Every Singapore company must have a local, physical Singapore address as the registered address of the company. The registered address can be either a residential or commercial address, but not a P.O. Box.
Singapore-registered companies enjoy attractive tax exemptions and incentives. Your company pays 0% on the first S$100,000 and only 8.5% for the next S$200,000 you make in annual net profits, followed by a flat rate of 17% flat thereafter. On top of that, Singapore Government provides additional tax rebate which is currently at the rate of 40%, which is deducted immediately when computing your corporate income tax.
Singapore companies do not have to pay capital gains or dividend taxes. For further information on taxes, refer to our Singapore corporate tax guide.
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