BSH SECRETARIAL SVS PTE LTD
We in conjunction with our channel partner BSH SECRETARIAL SVS PTE LTD offer the following corporate secretarial services:
- INCORPORATION OF COMPANIES
- STRIKING OFF / CLOSING DOWN OF COMPANY
- COMPANY SECRETARY AND PROVISION OF SECRETARIAL RETAINER SERVICES
- FILING OF ANNUAL RETURN AND PREPARATION OF XBRL
INCORPORATION OF PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANIES
In accordance with the Singapore Companies Act, Cap. 50, there are certain requirements that must be met in the formation of a private limited company. In this regard, we append herewith some Notes and Guidelines for your information.
A private limited company in Singapore is a separate legal entity and shareholders are not liable for the company’s debts beyond the amount of share capital they have contributed (hence the term limited liability). According to the Singapore Companies Act, any person (foreign or local) above the age of 18 can register a Singapore company.
A properly structured private limited company is a very tax efficient corporate body; hence, this form is the most common type of business entity registered in Singapore.
Notes and Guidlines
There is no restriction on foreign shareholding.
A company can have one director who must be “ordinarily resident in Singapore” i.e. a Singapore citizen, a Singapore PR or a person who has been issued an Employment Pass/ Approval-In-Principal Letter/ Dependent’s pass.
If required, we could arrange for persons known to us to act as nominee directors of the proposed company to meet the statutory requirements. These persons, who would function in non-executive capacities, are neither partners nor employees of our company.
When nominee director service is required, our compliancewill conduct its due diligence. The overall due diligence assessment may result in a higher annual nominee director fee and/or security deposit fee.
There must be at least one shareholder who can either be an individual of any nationality or a corporate company.
Minimum paid-up capital for registration of a Singapore company is S$1for incorporate purpose. Paid-up capital (also known as share capital) can be increased any time after the incorporation of the company.
A company is also required to have a registered office in Singapore. You must provide a local Singapore address as the registered address of the company. We will provide you our office address if you don’t have a local address and charges applies accordingly.
BUSINESS REGISTRATION SOLE-PROPRIETORSHIP
A sole-proprietorship is a business owned by one person or one company. There are no partners. The sole-proprietor has absolute say in the running of the business.
Foreign companies wishing to setup a presence in Singapore, have the choice of setting up a branch office, subsidiary, or a representative office in Singapore.
A branch office is registered in Singapore as an extension of its parent company and not as a separately incorporated entity. The liabilities of a branch office extend to its parent company.
STRIKING OFF / CLOSING DOWN OF COMPANY
A company may apply to ACRA to be struck off the register but it must fulfill the below conditions:
Requirement for strike off
COMPANY SECRETARY AND PROVISION OF SECRETARIAL RETAINER SERVICES
A company is not required to appoint a company secretary at the time of its incorporation, but is required to do so within 6 months of its incorporation. The company secretary must be a resident in Singapore.You can either,
Option 1:Name a director as Secretary and we maintain the records.
Option 2: Naming our staff as your Company Secretary and maintaining the records.
The company secretary will prepare documents and file information with ACRA to report changes in the company and to comply with requirements for filings of the following matters.
Reminders letter will be sent to client when the AGM date is due.
Annual Return & XBRL Filing
BizFinx is a free tool provided by ACRA to help companies prepare and manage their financial statements in XBRL format, will be made available on 2 December 2013, and will replace the FS manager for filing of annual returns in XBRL format.
All Singapore registered companies is required to hold Annual General Meetings (AGM) and file Annual Returns (AR).
Newly incorporated company is required to hold its first AGM within 18 months from date of its incorporation, and thereafter once in every calendar year and not more than 15 months after the holding of the last preceding AGM. Companies must file the annual return within 1 month after holding its AGM.
For insolvent EPCs, you will need to file your Financial Statement in XBRL format if:
It is compulsory for corporate shareholderto file a full set of financial statements in XBRL format.
You can outsource the preparation of your Financial Statement in XBRL format to BSH Secretarial SVS Pte. Ltd.
Our professionals will prepare your financial statements in accordance to requirements listed in ACRA Taxonomy 2013, using the enhanced XBRL tool – BizFinx. You can dedicate your precious time on your core business, instead of figuring out how to use BizFinx, which can be a hassle, time-consuming and tedious.