Accounting

Read the most recent articles on accounting to stay informed about the latest events, developers and reveals with our accounting section.

A collection of 32 posts

Is remitting through banks the best way to transfer money?

So you’re remitting or transferring money? Ever thought of finding a cheaper and simpler way compared to using the banks’ service? Read on here.

3 min read

A 4 Minute Guide to the Inland Revenue Department

Once you open up a company in Hong Kong, you’ll be dealing with this government agency a lot. Learn more about its role, functions, and services in Hong Kong.

4 min read

Withholding Tax in Hong Kong: What Is It and Who Pays It?

If your company is a resident company and you’re making specific types of payments to non-resident companies or individuals? You’ll need to know about withholding tax then.

4 min read

5 Things to consider when setting up an e-commerce business in UK

While starting an online venture can potentially be a rewarding business option, it involves more than just setting up a website and getting started on sales. Here are things to consider from the administrative side of setting up your business.

6 min read

An Employers’ Guide to MPF in Hong Kong

As a new employer, you need to be aware of different schemes under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) to kickstart your hiring process. This article will take you through what MPF is about.

7 min read

A New Business Owner’s Guide to a Company Audit in Hong Kong

A company audit assures that all the information in your businesses financial report is fair, accurate and compliant. So you’re a new business owner in Hong Kong facing your first company audit, this article is here to guide you through the process.

3 min read

Financial Statements & Business Growth: What’s the Connection?

Want to expand your business and make smart financial moves? How about attracting the right investors or securing that new business loan? We unpack how your financial statement can be a helpful tool for business growth, take a look.

5 min read

Guide to Hong Kong Tax for SME Owners

Hong Kong can boast one of the simplest and cheapest tax systems in the world. Is there a value-added tax? No such thing. How about a withholding tax or a capital gains tax? Again — nope. We will explain which taxes for private limited companies do exist in Hong Kong and how to pay them.

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How Accounting Is Different from Bookkeeping?

In short, bookkeepers record transactions of your company, then accountants summarise, interpret and report them. We explain who needs both specialists and why a bookkeeper can't substitute an accountant.

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How Does Transfer Pricing Work in Singapore?

Affiliated businesses often trade on preferential conditions and thus pay less tax. To prevent that, countries developed a system to control the “family business” — the transfer pricing rules. Let’s see how they influence the prices you set, how to play by these rules and what documents to prepare.

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Tips on Opening a Business Bank Account in Hong Kong

In 2020, a mere wish to open a business account is not enough. One needs to convince the bank that they can trust them. Every case is unique, but we gathered some universal insights from practising lawyers, explained the procedure, and outlined the questions you will be asked

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3 Сases When It Makes Sense to Register for GST Voluntarily and 1 Case When It Doesn’t

You don't have to register for GST until your revenue is above S$1M. However, you can choose to register earlier as sometimes it can hep you save money. Let's see how it works!

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The Wage Credit Scheme (WCS)

Singapore encourages employers to pay more in wages by co-funding the pay raises. Learn how you and your team can benefit from it and how the financial aid works. Calculations included!

8 min read

Tools to Keep Track of Your Startup Finances: P&L and Cash Flow

Running out of cash is a Number 2 reason for startup failures. So how to avoid cash disappearing into the void? Even if you are bad with numbers and find mathematics exhausting, you can use two simple tools to organise your finances: P&L and Cash Flow statements.

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XBRL and Tax Filing in Singapore: An Introduction

XBRL is a language used to standardise the way that companies in Singapore file their tax statements online. Take a read to get to know a bit more about XBRL tax filing requirements.

4 min read

How to Legitimately Reduce Your Corporation Tax

You can take advantage of the legitimate ways to reduce your corporation tax, such as claiming expenses, paying yourself a salary, and spending profits. We explain each step with examples and show how you could reduce the tax you owe more than by half.

5 min read

DIN It: IRAS Document Identification Number Explained

A Document Identification Number (DIN) is what you come across when you file your income tax to IRAS. We cover what it is and how to get one.

3 min read

When Do Companies Pay Capital Gains Tax in Singapore?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is the money you are to pay to the state when selling something valuable with profit. Singapore does not tax capital gains — in most cases. If you suspect that your situation might be an exception, read on.

4 min read

What You Need to Know About Singapore Accounting Standards

We explain what the international framework for financial reporting is all about and help you understand which of the standards apply to your particular company.

5 min read

Capital Gains Tax for Individuals in the UK

Capital Gains Tax is imposed when an asset that increased in value is sold. Let us look at cases when you do and do pay this tax, the rates and how they apply to you.

4 min read

Taxes for UK Business Owners: 2019/20 Tax Rates, Thresholds & Allowances

Small business owners face double responsibility when paying taxes: they account both for themselves and for their companies. It is tiresome to keep up with the shifting tax rates, tax bands and allowances, so here is a guide for a private limited company owner to survive the 2019/2020 tax year.

7 min read

PAYE & Tax Reference Numbers: Don’t Let These Codes Confuse You

Your company has several numbers and codes that go on official documents. Different HMRC departments issue them to identify your company. Let’s figure out which one means what.

3 min read

P60 Form: What Is It and How to Deal with It?

The P60 form is a part of the UK payroll system that features tax payments and National Insurance contributions of a certain employee. We look deeper into the nature of the document.

4 min read

How to use Companies House Services, aka Companies House beta

Companies House is an online service to check all data about businesses registered in the UK. So, let’s find out how many companies Richard Branson directs and what is the P&L of Tiffany & Co.

5 min read

What Is up with GST in Singapore

Once your company has generated over S$1 million in revenue within a year, you need to register for GST. We look into the process and the requirements.

7 min read

What Taxes Do Australian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

Singapore corporate tax rate is 17% flat for foreigners and locals. The government supports startups with exemptions. And Singapore and Australia have a Double Taxation Agreement to avoid being taxed twice on the same income.

4 min read

What Taxes Do Indonesian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

Singapore corporate tax rate is 17% flat for foreigners and locals. The government supports startups with exemptions. And Singapore and Indonesia have a Double Taxation Agreement to avoid being taxed twice on the same income.

4 min read

What Taxes Do Malaysian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

Singapore corporate tax rate is 17% flat for foreigners and locals. The government supports startups with exemptions. And Singapore and Malaysia have a Double Taxation Agreement to avoid being taxed twice on the same income.

4 min read

What Taxes Do UK Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

Singapore corporate tax rate is 17% flat for foreigners and locals. The government supports startups with exemptions for the first three years. And Singapore and the UK have a Double Taxation Agreement to avoid being taxed twice on the same income.

4 min read

3 Minute Guide to Singapore Tax

Singapore is famous for its attractive corporate tax rates. We explain how it works in a snapshot.

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How Tax Exemptions Work in Singapore?

Singapore tax system is one of the best in the world for entrepreneurs. Learn how to benefit from opening your company and paying its taxes in Singapore.

3 min read

What Taxes Do Indian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

A guide to Singapore corporate taxes and exemptions for foreign business owners

4 min read

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