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Understanding Value Added Tax (VAT) for UK Amazon Sellers
Understanding Value Added Tax (VAT) for UK Amazon Sellers
Tax

Understanding Value Added Tax (VAT) for UK Amazon Sellers

Once you’ve crossed an annual turnover of £85,000 within the last 12 months, you must register for VAT with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), but what’s next? Find out how much to charge and how to reclaim VAT.

Skills Development Levy: How Much Must Employers Pay on Their Staff?
Skills Development Levy: How Much Must Employers Pay on Their Staff?
Running My Business

Skills Development Levy: How Much Must Employers Pay on Their Staff?

This article will elaborate on this less well known statutory fund that all employers need to pay on each staff they have. Find out how to pay it and more in this article.

7 Tips for Improving the Accuracy of Your Accounting for Small Businesses in the UK
7 Tips for Improving the Accuracy of Your Accounting for Small Businesses in the UK
Accounting

7 Tips for Improving the Accuracy of Your Accounting for Small Businesses in the UK

If you want to achieve better accuracy in terms of your accounting, heed these advice reviewed suggested and reviewed by our expert in-house accountants.

Hiring Foreign Talent: The Difference Between an Employment Pass and S Pass
Hiring Foreign Talent: The Difference Between an Employment Pass and S Pass
Running My Business

Hiring Foreign Talent: The Difference Between an Employment Pass and S Pass

Once you’ve registered your company in Singapore, and start looking to expand your operations. You might want to hire talent from overseas. Find out the difference between S-Pass and Employment so you can hire correctly and stay compliant.

Filing Financial Statements: Does My Company Need to Do This?
Filing Financial Statements: Does My Company Need to Do This?
Accounting

Filing Financial Statements: Does My Company Need to Do This?

The general rule is that it’s always good to prepare your financial statements but do you have to file them with ACRA too? Find out in this article.

6 Tips to Improve Accounting Accuracy for Hong Kong Companies
6 Tips to Improve Accounting Accuracy for Hong Kong Companies
Accounting

6 Tips to Improve Accounting Accuracy for Hong Kong Companies

Stay compliant with the Inland Revenue Department and prepare end-of-year financial statements in no time at all when you follow these tips for accounting accuracy of your company.

A Guide to Covid-19 Relief for UK Businesses
A Guide to Covid-19 Relief for UK Businesses
Running My Business

A Guide to Covid-19 Relief for UK Businesses

The announcements and updates might be overwhelming to keep up with. Start here.

Just for Startups: Grants, Incentives & Tax Reliefs
Just for Startups: Grants, Incentives & Tax Reliefs
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Just for Startups: Grants, Incentives & Tax Reliefs

Startups are at the heart of the UK economy, so know that you’ll never walk alone with the government supporting you through grants, and tax incentives.

From CPF to GST: Things to Check as Your Business Grows
From CPF to GST: Things to Check as Your Business Grows
Running My Business

From CPF to GST: Things to Check as Your Business Grows

Companies who are growing will find that they have many administrative things to do too such as calculating Skills Development Levy (SDL) and CPF Registration.

What You Should Know About Changing Your Company’s Registered Office Address
What You Should Know About Changing Your Company’s Registered Office Address
Running My Business

What You Should Know About Changing Your Company’s Registered Office Address

If you’ve ever wondered what the administrative things you need to do when you move offices, read on.

Getting Ready for Post-Brexit Product Liability Rules from Jan 2021
Getting Ready for Post-Brexit Product Liability Rules from Jan 2021
Running My Business

Getting Ready for Post-Brexit Product Liability Rules from Jan 2021

Wondering how to protect your business from product liability claims after Brexit? Find out what Chris Salmon of Quittance Legal Services has to say.

How Do I Withdraw My MPF Before Leaving Hong Kong?
How Do I Withdraw My MPF Before Leaving Hong Kong?
Running My Business

How Do I Withdraw My MPF Before Leaving Hong Kong?

If you will be leaving Hong Kong permanently, you can withdraw your MPF before reaching the retirement age of 65. Find out how.

Changing My Company’s Financial Year End
Changing My Company’s Financial Year End
Running My Business

Changing My Company’s Financial Year End

If your current financial year end date was not chosen by you, or you want to streamline the date with your parent company, you may want to read this.

What Business Owners Need to Know About Accounting Standards in Hong Kong
What Business Owners Need to Know About Accounting Standards in Hong Kong
Running My Business

What Business Owners Need to Know About Accounting Standards in Hong Kong

Find out more about how to standardise your accounting with Hong Kong’s Accounting Standards

Startup Founders Share How They Aced Their Pitch & Raised Funds
Startup Founders Share How They Aced Their Pitch & Raised Funds
Running My Business

Startup Founders Share How They Aced Their Pitch & Raised Funds

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.

What to Tell Investors so They will Fund Your Startup
What to Tell Investors so They will Fund Your Startup
Running My Business

What to Tell Investors so They will Fund Your Startup

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.

Filing Financial Statements in XBRL: Does My Company Need to Do This?
Filing Financial Statements in XBRL: Does My Company Need to Do This?
Running My Business

Filing Financial Statements in XBRL: Does My Company Need to Do This?

Not all incorporated companies have to file financial statements. Not all need to file in the Full or Simple XBRL template. Find out if you have to

Minimum Salary Raised for Employment Pass and S Pass in Sep & Dec 2020
Minimum Salary Raised for Employment Pass and S Pass in Sep & Dec 2020
Running My Business

Minimum Salary Raised for Employment Pass and S Pass in Sep & Dec 2020

Find out what an Employment Pass is, what an S Pass is, and what are the new rules to get one for your company’s staff

Profit Tax: How a Hong Kong Company Can Get An Exemption
Profit Tax: How a Hong Kong Company Can Get An Exemption
Running My Business

Profit Tax: How a Hong Kong Company Can Get An Exemption

In Hong Kong, tax exemptions are applied to profits received from offshore funds. Here’s how to apply so your offshore company can benefit.

Is Remitting through Banks the Best Way to Transfer Money?
Is Remitting through Banks the Best Way to Transfer Money?
Running My Business

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.

Filing Your Annual Return in Hong Kong: A Quick Guide
Filing Your Annual Return in Hong Kong: A Quick Guide
Secretary

Filing Your Annual Return in Hong Kong: A Quick Guide

Want to learn more about company annual return filing to Companies Registry in Hong Kong? Let's get you familiar with all the important details.

What You Need to Know to Deregister Your Hong Kong Company
What You Need to Know to Deregister Your Hong Kong Company
Shutting Down

What You Need to Know to Deregister Your Hong Kong Company

We take you through the requirements, process, and what you can expect when you wish to deregister your company in Hong Kong.

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

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.

All You Need to Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer For Your Company
All You Need to Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer For Your Company
Running My Business

All You Need to Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer For Your Company

Are you ready to select a Data Protection Officer to comply with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act? We’ll take you through the importance of choosing one, and tips to select the best person for the job.

How Entrepreneurs in Singapore can Pay Less Tax Legally
How Entrepreneurs in Singapore can Pay Less Tax Legally
Running My Business

How Entrepreneurs in Singapore can Pay Less Tax Legally

Did you know that you can reduce your company’s taxable income and pay less tax to IRAS by writing off some of your business expenses? But which expenses can a company deduct from its income? We break it down for you.

How Saying “No” Can Become Your Superpower in Every Negotiation
How Saying “No” Can Become Your Superpower in Every Negotiation
Guide

How Saying “No” Can Become Your Superpower in Every Negotiation

Compromise ruins negotiations. The win-win approach ruins negotiations. What doesn’t? Saying “no” whenever it needs to be said. This is the essence of Jim Camp’s theory. The 4 rules he put forward will help you feel confident and seize opportunities inside and outside the conference room

Understanding Singapore  Business Insurance
Understanding Singapore  Business Insurance
Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

Understanding Singapore Business Insurance

Business is fraught with dangers, and all dangers, from fires to lawsuits, can lead to a financial disaster. You can’t guarantee bad things won’t happen to you, but you can minimize the damage — with the right insurance policy.

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

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.

What is a Register of Controllers and Why Singapore Companies Now Have to Submit This Document
What is a Register of Controllers and Why Singapore Companies Now Have to Submit This Document
Secretary

What is a Register of Controllers and Why Singapore Companies Now Have to Submit This Document

In April 2020, Singapore businesses will have to submit the Register for Registrable Controllers to ACRA. Before, your company was only obliged to maintain it internally. Now you will have to file the Register with ACRA electronically and maintain it updated at all times.

New GST Rules to Kick off in January 2020
New GST Rules to Kick off in January 2020
Running My Business

New GST Rules to Kick off in January 2020

Beginning January 1, 2020, all Singapore companies will be charged 7% GST on the services they buy online from foreign-based providers. We explain what to do about it and how to pay the tax. Spoiler: if you are GST-registered, you will have some paperwork to do.

How to Register a Trade Mark in Singapore and Beyond
How to Register a Trade Mark in Singapore and Beyond
Running My Business

How to Register a Trade Mark in Singapore and Beyond

Registering a trade mark can be tricky. Here’s a step-by-step guide with some insights for you to make sense of the process. Bonus track: we explain how to register in Singapore and get international trade mark protection right away

How Charity Can Help Your Tax Bill: Charitable Deductions in Singapore
How Charity Can Help Your Tax Bill: Charitable Deductions in Singapore
Running My Business

How Charity Can Help Your Tax Bill: Charitable Deductions in Singapore

In Singapore, the “giving is receiving” principle is brought to the level of national policy: one can make a donation to a charity and claim a tax deduction — for every dollar spent you’ll be deducted 2.5 dollars off your taxable income. How cool is that?

Form P50: Get Your Money Back Before the End of the Tax Year
Form P50: Get Your Money Back Before the End of the Tax Year
Running My Business

Form P50: Get Your Money Back Before the End of the Tax Year

If you overpay your taxes and you don’t get any taxable income for 4 weeks, you can contact HMRC and claim your refund straight away. That is what P50 is for. We look into the process and give tips on how to make things happen.

What Is a Trade Mark in Singapore?
What Is a Trade Mark in Singapore?
Running My Business

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.

What is Business Mileage and Who Can Claim It?
What is Business Mileage and Who Can Claim It?
Running My Business

What is Business Mileage and Who Can Claim It?

If your employees drive back and forth for business purposes, it’s a business-related expense. Thus, employees can claim petrol money back, and the firm can deduct these reimbursements from its taxable income. In the article below, we break down the latter — the so-called business mileage claim.

How to Verify a Company in Singapore
How to Verify a Company in Singapore
Running My Business

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.

VAT Returns and Making Tax Digital (MTD) in the UK
VAT Returns and Making Tax Digital (MTD) in the UK
Running My Business

VAT Returns and Making Tax Digital (MTD) in the UK

VAT returns in the UK have been moved online — from 2019, Making Tax Digital system is in force for it. We explain how to deal with it and what the deadlines are.

Oops, I’ve Overpaid an Employee
Oops, I’ve Overpaid an Employee
Running My Business

Oops, I’ve Overpaid an Employee

On a settlement day you understand that you paid too much to one of your employees last month. Or the employee comes to you and awkwardly says that they have been receiving way more money than the employment contract requires. How to solve any overpayment? Here are the answers.

All You Need to Know About IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore)
All You Need to Know About IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore)
Running My Business

All You Need to Know About IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore)

Top Singaporean tax body — Inland Revenue Authority (or IRAS) deals with collecting taxes and helping out the government with any tax matters. Osome guides you through its functions and structure.

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

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.

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

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.

How Electronic Signatures Work in Singapore
How Electronic Signatures Work in Singapore
Running My Business

How Electronic Signatures Work in Singapore

Many businessmen live with reams of papers all over the office — although they don’t have to. In Singapore, most documents can be signed on the computer, which is just as legal.

What Investors Want to Hear at Your Pitch
What Investors Want to Hear at Your Pitch
Growth

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.

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

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.

How Does ACRA's Bizfile Work in Singapore?
How Does ACRA's Bizfile Work in Singapore?
Secretary

How Does ACRA's Bizfile Work in Singapore?

As a Singapore entrepreneur, you, or more likely, your Corporate secretary, are going to interact with Bizfile regularly. Residents can access the directory themselves while foreigners need to hire an agent to do that for them. Here are some of the major activities your business might need

How not to Hold Annual General Meetings
How not to Hold Annual General Meetings
sg

How not to Hold Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings are important. Firstly, they are compulsory. Secondly, vital subjects are discussed there: during AGMs, shareholders approve financial statements. Without the shareholders’ approval, your business can’t meet the filing requirements.

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