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Filing Requirements for Companies in Singapore

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

Companies in Singapore must comply with certain filing requirements and obligations every year, regardless of their size, level of activity, or business structure. 

Summary of filing requirements

  • Prepare and file Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI)

  • Prepare your financial statements

  • Audit your financial statements (if your company needs to)

  • Hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • File your annual return

  • File your GST (if you need to)

Below is timeline summary of filing requirements with ACRA and IRAS:

Update as of February 2019:

If you prepare and send your company secretary your financial statements within 5 months of your FYE, you no longer need to hold an AGM. This means your company secretary is able file your financial statements with your annual return. If you do not send your company secretary your financial statements within 5 months after your FYE, you are required to hold an AGM and submit this as part of your annual return. 

Convenient annual filing process

Compared to other jurisdictions, the filing requirements for Singapore are simple and straight-forward and have been amended in the last few years to make it even easier for SMEs to set up and run their business in Singapore. If you want to make filing and staying compliant even easier, consider Expede Tech – an online corporate service provider that stores all your important documents online and takes away the hassle of remembering to file all your annual requirements.   Contact us for for advice.

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