CPTPP Signed To Lower Trade Barriers Across The Region

CPTPP Signed To Lower Trade Barriers Across The Region In view of increasing protectionism, ministers from 11 countries recently signed a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership. The signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) which took place in Chile signals a commitment to lower barriers to trade across the region. The CPTPP also…

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GST On Imported Services From Jan 1, 2020

GST On Imported Services From Jan 1, 2020 Consumers and businesses who buy imported services from suppliers based overseas which have no establishments in Singapore will have to pay goods and services tax (GST) from Jan 1, 2020 onward.   The GST will be levied on two types of services: business-to-business (B2B), such as marketing services, accounting services and IT services;…

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Changes to Financial Reporting Standards in Singapore

Changes to Financial Reporting Standards in Singapore To support Singapore’s corporate governance and financial reporting framework, accounting standards are developed for public interest. To promote public confidence in the standards developed from the process, the accounting standard-setting process must be robust and credible.The Accounting Standards Council (ASC) is responsible for the formulation and promulgation of accounting…

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New Look for ACRA’s Bizfile+

New look for ACRA’s Bizfile+ The Singapore Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) recently introduced a new online filing and information retrieval system called BizFile+. The new system allows the public to access a suite of over 400 electronic services ranging from the submission of statutory documents, to retrieval and purchases of information pertaining to business entities…

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