Financial Reporting Practice Guidance

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

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…

Update shareholder information with ACRA

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

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…

New Requirement on Mandatory Retrenchment Notifications From 1 January 2017

Mandatory retrenchment notifications from 1 January 2017

New Requirement on 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)…

Singapore-Laos Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Into Force (DTA) 

Singapore-Laos Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Into Force

Singapore-Laos Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Into Force (DTA)  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…

Transfer Pricing Administration

Transfer Pricing Administration

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…

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment 2016

Conditions of Employment 2016 Greater adoption of work-life initiatives by employers More employers are providing ad-hoc flexible work arrangements and leave benefits to help employees cope with personal and family commitments.  Firms that implement work-life initiatives tend to have lower employee turnover. These are the key findings from the “Conditions of Employment 2016” report released…

Changes in SSIC code for Business Activity for some Business Entities

Changes in SSIC code for Business Activity for some Business Entities

Changes in SSIC code for Business Activity for some Business Entities Due to changes in the Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) issued by the Department of Statistics, the SSIC code for the business activity of some business entities will change. SSIC 2015 incorporates recent changes in economic activities to better reflect the current structure of…

Companies’ financial statements

ACRA issued second report on key findings from reviews of listed companies’ financial statements

ACRA issued second report on key findings from reviews of listed companies’ financial statements Companies are responding positively to measures taken to improve quality financial reporting instituted by ACRA’s Financial Reporting Surveillance Programme (FRSP). In the second annual FRSP report issued, it was observed that companies took quick action to rectify financial reporting gaps highlighted…