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What’s the Cost of Living for a Foreign Business Owner in the UK?

The UK is an attractive place to settle given its fairly high standards of living, state healthcare system, and reasonably strong economy. However, if you’re a foreign business owner considering moving to the UK then there’s another major factor that you must first consider: the cost of living.

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Getting a Company Set Up in Singapore From Hong Kong Within an Hour for Foreigners

We guide you on what you need to get your business in Singapore registered from Hong Kong. No plane ride needed.

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The Best Way to Set Up a Business in Singapore from the UK

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.

Tax

A Guide to Income Tax for Foreign Company Owners and Directors in Singapore

This article is for you if you want to know whether you have to pay tax in Singapore on your own salary and are a foreign company owner

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How to Apply and Become Permanent Resident in Singapore

Permanent residency gets you as close to being a Singapore citizen as possible: you get all the same rights and benefits except being able to vote and hold public office. We look at the requirements, the documents you need to prepare, the timeline and chances for approval or rejection.

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Setting Up An Offshore Company in the UK

Wondering about the characteristics of a UK Offshore Company? Or what are the best company structures for one? We cover this and what its liability to income tax and capital gains tax are.

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Guide to Setting Up an Offshore Company in Singapore

Get to know the popular industries offshore companies open in, how to register for one, and what taxes you’d need to pay.

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The Definitive Guide to Opening a Representative Office in Singapore

Want to know how to open a representative office in Singapore before you incorporate a new company here? Read on.

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Hong Kong Work Visa: A Fuss-Free Guide to Apply for One

If you’re an entrepreneur planning on relocating to Hong Kong, here’s all you need to know about applying for a work visa and how the process works.

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A Guide for Opening an Offshore Company in Hong Kong for Entrepreneurs

This article will guide you on how to incorporate an offshore company in Hong Kong, the benefits of opening a Hong Kong offshore company, its formation requirements, the procedure, and timeline.

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A Foreigner’s Guide To Setting Up a Company in Singapore From Hong Kong Within an Hour

We guide you on what you need to get your business in Singapore registered from Hong Kong. No plane ride needed.

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A First Time Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Hong Kong

Want to know how to start a business in Hong Kong? In this article, we illustrate how simple and seamless the process can be. It all starts with an understanding of the basics which include licensing, registration and financial regulations.

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How an Entrepreneur Can Move to Hong Kong and Bring Along Their Team

Hong Kong employment visas can be pretty hard to get, so we created this quick guide to help you understand how to apply for one and assess your chances before you make the move. We break down the rules and describe the application process.

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Renting Your First Office Space in Singapore: a Step-by-Step Guide

No matter what you want to lease, be it a coworking or traditional office space, there are some universal tips for both. We will help you draw up a plan and avoid some pitfalls. A calculator is included!

Guide

UK Bank Account for Non-Residents

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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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 Apply for Singapore Citizenship and Become a Citizen?

Technically, there are very few requirements to apply for citizenship: you must be a Permanent Resident for at least 2 years, you must be employed and be at least 21 years old. Sounds easy, yet there are nuances.

Immigration

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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Will the New Laws Scare the Business Away from the British Virgin Islands?

The British Virgin Islands seem to lose the offshore edge: the EU pressure forced the country to introduce new requirements for businesses. The rulebook compels paper-presence companies to show more substance in the tax haven. We examine if this new legislation is a game changer and why.

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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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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.

Tax

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Taxes Do Indian Entrepreneurs Pay in Singapore?

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

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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 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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