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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|

Noble Group’s Top Creditors Seek to Draw Line Under Crisis

Noble Group Ltd. plans to introduce the schemes of arrangement that underpin its restructuring this week, a key step in the creation of a new company that senior creditors signaled will hold to the highest standards of corporate governance after a drawn-out crisis. The schemes, which buttress the $3.5 billion debt-for-equity rescue, will be introduced in courts in London and [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Corporate Advisory, Corporate Finance, Merger and Acquisitions, News|

Changes to Individual Income Tax Law in China

China’s top legislature passed the amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law on Friday 31 August 2018. This article explores the main changes introduced by the new legislation. On 31 August 2018, China’s Individual Income Tax Law (Amendment) was passed by the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It will be effective from 1 January 2019, [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Income Tax, Taxation|

Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash

The Great Crypto Crash of 2018 looks more and more like one for the record books. As virtual currencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday, the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index extended its collapse from a January high to 80 percent. The tumble has now surpassed the Nasdaq Composite Index’s 78 percent peak-to-trough decline after the dot-com bubble burst in [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Blockchain, News|

Singapore Land Frenzy Slows After Property Curbs

The bidding frenzy for Singapore land has slowed to a trickle, going by the results of the first auctions since property curbs were tightened. Just three bids were submitted for the Jalan Jurong Kechil site in the island’s northwest, compared to 24 received in April last year for the nearby Toh Tuck Road plot. Only five offers were tendered for [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Corporate Advisory, Corporate Assistance, Family Business, General, Private Business|

North Korean charged over cyber attack that hit NHS

A North Korean man has been identified as part of a group behind the WannaCry ransomware which caused havoc to the NHS. US authorities say Park Jin Hyok was part of the state-sponsored "Lazarus Group", which was allegedly being responsible for hacks on Sony Pictures and the theft of $81m (£62m) from a bank. The 34-year-old worked "on behalf of [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security, Europe, News|
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