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SG Transfer Pricing requirement: Related Party Transactions

On 12 January 2017, IRAS released its 4th edition of the Singapore transfer pricing guidelines relating to business entities incorporated or registered in Singapore or carrying on a business in Singapore that have transactions with related parties. Related Party Loans A related party loan arises when there is money lent in one form or another, irrespective of whether the loan [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Corporate Income Tax|

Review your corporate tax position to avoid tax burden

Corporate tax is unavoidable in Singapore. However, with proper tax planning, it is possible for businesses to pay less tax/defer its tax payments. Hence, businesses will minimize their tax and maximize returns for stakeholders and as such, more resources will be available for reinvestment. Under-declaration of taxes in past years may result in accumulated tax debts, penalties, late payment interest [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Income Tax|

Singapore’s first cybersecurity framework

The much discussed Cybersecurity Act 2018 (the Act), which was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 5 February 2018, came into force on 31 August 2018. The Act establishes a legal framework for the oversight and maintenance of national cybersecurity in Singapore. Its four key objectives are to strengthen the protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) against cyber-attacks; to authorise [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|

Temasek unit invests in blockchain-based platform iSTOX

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek Holdings holdings subsidiary Heliconia Capital Management have invested in iSTOX, a capital markets platform by blockchain-based infrastructure company ICHX Tech. The platform designed by ICHX Tech - a company incubated by Singapore investment firm ICH Group - aims to provide fast time-to-issuance and a high level of transparency for users. But, while iSTOX incorporates [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Blockchain|

Tax Deductability OF “Keyman” Insurance Premiums

Generally, premiums incurred by a company in taking up an insurance policy on the life of a key personnel of the company (commonly referred to as “keyman” insurance) against loss of profits arising from the demise of the insured, the premiums are tax deductible. The following are the requirements that must be satisfied before the deduction of insurance premiums on [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Income Tax|

GST – Transfer of Business as Going Concern

In accordance with the GST Act, any supply of goods or services made by a taxable person in the course or furtherance of his business is chargeable to GST. Where a taxable person transfers or disposes of his business assets, whether or not for a consideration, is making a supply and hence, he has to account for GST on such [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Goods and Services Tax (GST)|

Best practices for engaging tax agents

Tax compliance is part and parcel of every business in almost all countries. Without proper tax compliance, businesses will run into trouble with tax authorities. Fines, penalties, freezing bank accounts, summons, court’s attendances, imprisonment, not allowing errant taxpayers leaving the country are some of the steps that may be taken by tax authorities for non-tax compliance and under-declaration on income. [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST)|

Preparing your Company for FRS115 (IFRS15)

The Accounting Standards Council issued FRS 115 (also known as IFRS 15) on 19 Nov 2014. FRS 115 is effective from annual periods beginning on or after 1 Jan 2018. Earlier application is permitted. Objectives of FRS 115 The objective of IFRS 15 is to set out standards for recognition and measurement of revenues in contracts with customers and to [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Audit and Assurance|

SGX, Third500 to build emerging growth IPO market

THIRD500, the Singapore-based affiliate of US investment bank, Healthios Capital Markets LLC, on Monday said it is partnering the Singapore bourse to build a pre-IPO (initial public offering) and IPO market for venture-backed emerging growth companies. In particular, Third500 focuses on companies that have each attracted on average US$60 million in private investments, and are looking to further grow via the [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory, Initial Public Offering, News, Private Business, Private Equity|

Universal SGQR code rolled out in Singapore

A universal QR code was launched on Monday (Sept 17) to free merchants from the need to display multiple QR codes to accept different cashless payment schemes. Dubbed SGQR, the national QR code allows consumers to scan and transfer funds from as many as 27 e-payment apps, including GrabPay, Dash and Nets. Singapore's interbank instant fund transfer system will also be [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Asia, News, Private Business, Technology|
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