Singapore: Taking Up Secondary Directorship for Employment Pass Holders

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Singapore: Taking Up Secondary Directorship for Employment Pass Holders The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced new rules in place for companies appointing Employment Pass (EP) holders as directors. Eligible companies can appoint EP holders from another related company to their Board of Directors, but with an Letter of Consent (LOC) from the MOM. In…

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Government Accepts Recommendations to Enhance the Progressive Wage Model for Cleaning Sector

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Government Accepts Recommendations to Enhance the Progressive Wage Model for Cleaning Sector The Government has considered and accepted the recommendations contained in the report of the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) dated December 2016 on the enhancements to the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the cleaning sector, which was released today. The PWM enhancements will…

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Financial Reporting Practice Guidance No. 1 of 2016 – Areas of Review Focus for FY2016 Financial Statements

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Financial Reporting Practice Guidance No. 1 of 2016 – Areas of Review Focus for FY2016 Financial Statements ACRA issues Financial Reporting Practice Guidance No. 1 of 2016 on 8 December 2016. In 2016, weak market sentiments and continued slow-growth in the global environment have affected many Singapore companies. This Practice Guidance highlights seven financial reporting…

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Companies that have yet to update shareholder information with ACRA will not be able to file Annual Returns (effective 3 Jan 2017)

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Companies that have yet to update shareholder information with ACRA will not be able to file Annual Returns (effective 3 Jan 2017) ACRA had previously informed the Companies that following legislative changes in the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014, private companies are required to update shareholder information to facilitate ACRA’s maintenance of electronic Registers of Members…

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Mandatory retrenchment notifications from 1 January 2017

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Mandatory retrenchment notifications from 1 January 2017 A new requirement on mandatory retrenchment notifications will take effect from 1 January 2017. The tripartite partners have issued an advisory to guide employers on complying with this requirement. Under the Workforce Singapore Agency Act, employers will need to notify the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of retrenchments within…

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Singapore-Laos Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Into Force

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Singapore-Laos Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Into Force The new Singapore-Laos People’s Democratic Republic Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) entered into force on 11 November 2016. The DTA provides clarity on tax matters and eliminates double taxation relating to cross-border transactions between the two countries. The full text of the DTA is available…

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Transfer Pricing Administration

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Transfer Pricing Administration From Year of Assessment (YA) 2018, taxpayers must report certain details of related party transactions (RPT) if the value of RPT in the audited accounts for the financial year exceeds $15,000,000. The Form for Reporting Related Party Transactions should be submitted together with the submission of Form C. The RPT data will…

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