Guide

Don’t let complicated rules and requirements put a damper on your business plans. Our guides provide all the information you need to deal with Singapore corporate law.

A collection of 35 posts

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How Can a Foreigner Open a Business Bank Account in the UK?

Can a foreigner open a business bank account in the UK? Yes! Nothing stops UK banks from opening business accounts for non-residents. We look at your options if you don’t want to buy or rent property and compare the bank tariffs for you.

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What Is a Trade Mark in Singapore?

Having a nice design is not enough to make a company legally distinctive among competitors. Let’s clarify what a trade mark can be, when a company needs it, how to transform a trade mark into a valuable asset and how to use it.

6 min read
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How to Verify a Company in Singapore

When you find a new partner or a new client, you may want to check the counterparty's reliability. Luckily, there’s a tool to verify companies that small and medium-sized businesses can use for free. Let’s take a closer look at it.

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Why Become a Singapore Citizen?

For those who have obtained a Permanent Resident (PR) status in Singapore, the next natural step would be to convert their PR into a Singaporean Citizenship (SC). A PR provides a person with clear advantages over a foreign citizen, but having citizenship takes these benefits a step further.

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How to Get a Government Grant: Guide for Startups & SMEs

Planning to incorporate your business in Singapore? Already running a business? Grants can be of a great help. Learn what grants you can get, and how to improve your chances.

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Angels and Ventures in Singapore: Who to Pitch Your Startup Right Now

If you’re an early-stage startup looking for venture capital, Singapore is the place to go. Here is a list of top venture capital firms and angel investors in Singapore to look for early-stage startup fundraising and memo on how to choose the right investors.

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P11D Form: All You Need to Know If You End up Googling It

The P11D form is a part of the UK payroll system that covers the benefits an employee gets. How and when to fill in the form, what the deadlines are and how to avoid any fines — Osome is here to guide you through all of it.

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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.

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What Investors Want to Hear At Your Pitch

Talking someone into giving you money is hard, especially if we are talking millions. Osome Blog asked 3 founders who succeeded, 1 startup scout and 1 product lead to share their experience. Here’s what they told us.

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How to Set up Alipay & WeChat Pay for Your Business in Singapore?

If you have clients from mainland China, offering them the preferred payment options like WeChat Pay and Alipay is a way to boost your business. The Chinese visiting your website or your offline shop in Singapore will have fewer problems paying and are likely to buy more.

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How to Emigrate to Singapore and Get Citizenship?

We explain how to move to Singapore, get a work visa, apply for Permanent Resident status and receive citizenship, looking at the requirements, eligibility and timelines.

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How Does GST Work in Singapore?

GST rate is 7% in Singapore, but you only have to register after your company generates more than S$1 million in taxable revenue.

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How to Start a Business in Singapore from New Zealand?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

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How do I choose between Sole Proprietorship and Private Limited company in Singapore?

Business structure should help your purpose. Choosing Sole Proprietorship or Pte Ltd will define the taxes you pay, the liability, and your obligations to the government bodies.

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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.

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How to Start a Business in Singapore from Australia?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

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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.

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How to Start a Business in Singapore from Indonesia?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

4 min read
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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
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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
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How to Start a Business in Singapore from the United Kingdom?

Singapore taxes are low, company formation for foreigners is easy, and a foreigner can own 100% of a Singapore business. If you decide to move, the quality of life is high.

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What Structure Should I Choose for my Company?

There are 3 types of business organization you can choose from. They vary in terms of liability, the number of owners, and relationships between them.

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Roles and Responsibilities of Company Secretary in Singapore

The Company Secretary is responsible for your Singapore business compliance. You must appoint one within 6 months after incorporation.

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How to Change Corporate Secretary?

There are several red flags that tell you your current Corporate Secretary is not doing a good job: you have to wait for an answer for days, and follow up with reminders. You do not receive advice on regulation, and when you do it’s often unclear. You're unhappy with the price you pay.

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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.

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What Taxes Do Indian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

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

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Can I open a company in Singapore under Dependant Pass?

You’re in Singapore under Dependant Pass and time has come to open your own business. Congratulations! Here’s what you need to do.

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How to start a business in Singapore from Malaysia?

Every year nearly 4,000 Malaysians register their company in Singapore. We put together the main questions they have into a simple guide that will help you grab business opportunities and become one of them.

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How do dividends work in Singapore?

You’ve made a profit and thinking about paying it out to shareholders. Here’s all you need to know about dividends in Singapore

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Who is a Nominee Director?

If you don’t have a resident director for your Singapore company, you’ll need a Nominee. We explain how it works and what his role is.

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How to start a business in Singapore from India?

Every year over 3,000 Indians register their company in Singapore. We put together the main questions they have into a simple guide that will help you grab business opportunities and become one of them.

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How can expat open a company in Singapore?

You’re in Singapore under Employment Pass and time has come to open your own business. Congratulations! Here’s what you need to do

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How to open a company and move to Singapore under Employment Pass?

You plan to open a business in Singapore (or already have) and want to move there. The most common relocation option is Employment Pass — a visa that your company applies for and invites you to work. Find out what it takes and why it’s the easiest way in our simple guide.

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How and Why can I convert Sole Proprietorship into Pte Ltd in Singapore?

When does it make sense to convert? When you see your business works. Sole Proprietorship is a great way to test ideas. Once you know you’re going to stick with it, consider

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