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Verification of Company & Financial Reports

Singapore company register
You can obtain information about registered Singapore-based companies from DP Information Group www.dpgroup.sg, via its Online-Portal: www.questnet.sg. In this portal you will be able to access both registration and various reports on Singaporean companies.

Furthermore, most companies in Singapore are either Public listed or Private Limited companies. If you would like to obtain the financial statements and reports of Public Listed companies, you can find them on the Singapore Stock Exchange homepage for free: www.sgx.com

For other companies that are not public listed, you may also retrieve such information via the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) website.
All companies are to be registered with ACRA, and are obligated to submit their annual reports, which can be purchased by the public.
You may even find out whether the specific company is still active in Singapore.

If you are interested to obtain their annual reports, please use the following steps:

  1. Go to the Homepage www.acra.gov.sg/home/
  2. Click on “Buy Information” when you scroll down the page
  3. Look for “Extracts & Lodgements”, and then click on “Extracts”
  4. In the search machine, you can either enter the Company Name or Registration No.
  5. From there you can narrow your search accordingly

Please note that there are usually costs involved when purchasing information purchased from ACRA Bizfile.
Payment can be made using a credit card.

German company register
You can find out legal information about the company by acquiring an excerpt of the German Company Register. Please visit the website handelsregisterauszug-online.de for more details on how to purchase the document. This website is equivalent to the ACRA in Singapore.

The homepage is available in English. Kindly note however that the document will be in German. If you need someone to translate it, you may approach one of the approved interpreters on our website: http://www.sgc.org.sg/business-info/lawyers-tax-consultants-job-agencies-interpreters/ 

We hope this information was useful. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Customs

Customs in Singapore
Please have a look at the info paper attached (below) which provides you with basic information regarding the Singaporean customs.

For more detailed questions, please contact the Singaporean customs office directly.
The customer service line (+65 6355 2000) is available 24 hours. Alternatively, you may send an email to customs_documentation(at)customs.gov.sg 

The website of the Singapore Customs is www.customs.gov.sg 

Customs in Germany
For questions regarding the German Customs we suggest to get in touch with the German Customs Information & Knowledge Management Department. The contact details can be found under this link: http://www.zoll.de/EN/Service/Enquiries/enquiries_node.html

Further information is provided on their homepage under: http://www.zoll.de/EN/Home/home_node.html

We hope this information was useful. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Info Customs Regulation

Company Set-Up

We can provide you with key information on how to set up a company in Singapore.
Attached (please look below Relevant Information for Company Set Up) you may find a comparison chart which gives a description of all the different company forms in Singapore. Please also take a look at the company start-guide guide info paper and the ACRA brochures which contain useful information on the processes involving the set-up of a business, such as work permits, tax, so on and so forth. In order to set up a company in Singapore, you will have to register with ACRA (www.acra.gov.sg).

Unfortunately, we do not have a legal department in the SGC. However, it is possible to contact a lawyer for assistance in paperwork and documentations to found a company.
You may find a list of German-speaking lawyers on our SGC website: List of German speaking lawyers in Singapore
 
We hope this information was useful. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Relevant Information for Company Set Up

German Companies in Singapore

We provide a list of all our member companies on the SGC website (www.sgc.org.sg). We have more than 500 members, out of which more than 200 are German companies. This list is free of charge. In total, there are more than 1,300 German companies in Singapore. Further information and contact details can be obtained via the search engine “Kompass”: sg.kompass.com .
 
We hope this information was useful. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tax

Please have a look at the info paper “GST” (below) to get an overview of the tax system in Singapore.
As we do not have a legal department in the chamber, we are unfortunately unable to provide you with legal binding advice concerning your tax inquiries.
We recommend you to contact the Singaporean authority Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) directly, as they are in charge of taxes for imports and exports: www.iras.gov.sg  

These are some of the officers you may contact.
Ms Regina FOO
Manager (Corporate Tax Division - Small Corporations Branch)
Tel.: +65 63513379
E-Mail: regina_foo(at)iras.gov.sg  

Ms Julia CHEW
Manager (Corporate Tax Division - Small Corporations Branch)
Tel.: +65 63513242  
E-Mail: julia_chew(at)iras.gov.sg  

Furthermore, you may also choose to contact one of our lawyers if you need assistance with paperwork or legal advice. Please kindly take a look at our website www.sgc.org.sg/business-info/lawyers-tax-consultants-job-agencies-interpreters/ under “Business info” for a list of approved German lawyers in Singapore.  
 
We hope this information was useful. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Info on GST

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