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Singapore Personal Income Tax System: The Key Points to Consider

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 20. 2017

In order to develop Singapore into a more vibrant economy and an attractive business and investment location, the city-state’s government strives to create a tax-friendly environment. The fundamental principle in Singapore’s tax policy is to provide competitive tax rates, streamlined tax filing schemes and good tax incentives both for corporations and individuals. As a result, the tax compliance rate in Singapore is higher than in many other financial hubs. 

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Topics: Business Valuation

How to Conduct Debt Valuation in a Proper Way

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 17. 2017

We are currently working on a series of posts related to Business Valuation. In this particular article, we will be discussing debt valuation.

Besides equity financing, business owners may seek to use debt as another source of funds. Debt instruments may be comprised of the following features: 

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Topics: Business Valuation

The Basics You Should Know About Valuing Minority Interest

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 16. 2017

In this article, we will be discussing the factors that should be considered when talking about Minority Interest stakes.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Valuing a Private Company and Definition of Value

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 14. 2017

In our previous post, we discussed the methods of valuation andtypes of data that are required in valuation and their sources. Here, we willdiscuss some of the special considerations when valuing a private company.

While the same valuation approaches can be generally used for both private and publicly listed firms, private companies have special characteristics to be considered in the valuation process:

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Topics: Business Valuation

Pros and Cons of Income, Market-based and Asset Based Valuation Approaches

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 13. 2017

 

An up-to-date business valuation provides the business owner with the essential information about the actual worth of the company in terms of market value, income or assets. While few companies dedicate enough resources to gain a complete knowledge about the worth of their business, having an accurate business valuation is essential. It helps the business owner to be in a position of strength when selling the business, handle the financial management more efficiently and know how much to reinvest into the business to ensure consistent growth.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Business Valuation for a Buy-Sell Agreement

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 10. 2017

An unexpected departure of a shareholder may have a significant impact on your business. To ensure continuity, preparing a buy-sell agreement (or buyout agreement) in advance will help reduce business disruptions when a transfer of ownership does happen.

So, a buyout agreement is a legal contract that delineates the rights of all partners if the business gets sold. Some of the terms that are typically covered in the agreement include:

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Topics: Business Valuation

Singapore Company Director Requirements: Main Duties and Responsibilities

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 6. 2017

As one of the leading wealth management hubs and a gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore attracts an impressive amount of foreign investments. According to the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the number of registered companies has doubled since 2003. As a result, the number of directors managing such companies has also increased dramatically.

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Topics: Management, Corporate Compliance

Business Valuation: Is It a Science or an Art?

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 1. 2017

Business valuation and business valuation methodology is a tricky topic, that is often misunderstood. The job of valuing a business or company isn’t so much a science as it is an art, since valuation calls for precise scrutiny from the part of the valuator. The processes of determination vary when it comes to assessing the value of a company.  One valuator may place a different valuation for the same company as another with the same credentials, thus the end decision will vary due to the separate inputs. 

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Topics: Business Valuation

Audit Exemptions and Points of Consideration for Small Businesses in Singapore

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 10. 24. 2017

Singapore recently broke ground on some of the most noteworthy changes to its corporate law in 60 years. New changes in Singaporean corporate law are making some things easier for small companies. Chiefly, this comes in the form of fewer burdensome financial regulations, such as annual financial audits. This is big news for small companies because these audits can be expensive in more ways than one.

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Topics: Audit

Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Singapore: Get Your Questions Answered

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 10. 13. 2017

Tax schemes and policies are probably the most important thing entrepreneurs want to know about when starting a business in a foreign country. While no one can make paying taxes pleasant, the Singapore government has managed to develop one of the world’s most startup-friendly environments to aid growing businesses and lure more foreign investments to the Lion City. 

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Topics: Taxation