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Factors to Consider When Negotiating a Value

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 12. 20. 2017

When it comes to selling a business, negotiations may reach a stalemate when buyer and seller do not come to an agreement on the price or the way the sale is structured. This could happen because of many factors, such as a lack of understanding between the potential acquirer and the seller or lack of preparation on both sides of the table.

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Topics: Business Valuation

How and When Singapore Local Companies Should File Annual Returns with ACRA?

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 12. 13. 2017

Meeting regulatory requirements, ensuring business continuity, safeguarding business reputation – these are the main reasons for filing a company’s Annual Return with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). 

Below is a quick guide on how and when to file for Annual Returns in Singapore.

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Topics: Compliance to law, Accounting, Corporate Compliance

The Overview of Singapore Withholding Tax Applicable to Non-Residents

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 12. 6. 2017

This article looks at the various types of payments subject to withholding tax in Singapore, as well as the applicable tax rates for non-resident individuals and companies. It also tackles the different tax refund schemes available in the city-state.

Read on to discover all you need to know about your tax responsibilities, to ensure compliance with Singapore tax regulations and avoid possible fines and penalties .

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Topics: Taxation

Singapore Accounting Standards: How to Stay FRS-Compliant

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 30. 2017

With the aim of strengthening Singapore as a leading international financial centre, the Accounting Standards Council (ASC) has announced the convergence of Singapore’s Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This will go into effect next year for companies listed on the Singapore Exchange and  operating in Singapore.

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Topics: Accounting

Bought a Property in Singapore? Have a Look at Singapore Property Tax

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 28. 2017

In the October release of the Real Estate Sentiment Index, an index which is devised by the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore together with the National University of Singapore’s Department of Real Estate, researchers are optimistic about the present and future situation of the Singapore property market. 

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Topics: Taxation

The 10 Tax Incentives Available for Singapore Companies Now

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 23. 2017

This year, the Committee on the Future Economy outlined key strategies for Singapore’s economic roadmap for the coming years. Among the recommendations put forward, it was noted that the country should review its tax system in order to remain broad-based, progressive, pro-growth and competitive. In this light, it is foreseen that the tax incentive regime will continue to be applicable to maintain the thriving business climate in Singapore.

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Topics: Taxation

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