Upon incorporation, the Directors’ First Board meeting is held to determine and confirm the financial year of the company, appointment of secretarial agent and company officers, auditor (if necessary) and chairman of the meeting.
In order to distinguish one company from another, the Companies Act requires that every company include its registration number (in addition to its registered name) on all business letters, statements of account, invoices, official notices and publications of or purporting to be issued or signed by or on behalf of the company.
Once the company has been incorporated there are certain obligations that must be adhered to:
Notification of Changes to the Company
There is an obligation to notify ACRA of any changes to registered particulars of the company, supported with the prescribed Directors’ Resolutions.
Annual Return and Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Every company is required to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) within 6 months from the financial year-end to present its audited/FRS accounts to its shareholders. The first financial year end of the company must be within 18 months from the date of incorporation.
The company's Annual Return together with the accounts must be filed with ACRA within 7 months from the financial year-end.
- Filing of Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) and Corporate Tax Return (Form C)
From the Year of Assessment 2020 (YA2020), it is mandatory for all Singapore Companies to e-file the Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) with IRAS within 3 months from the end of the financial year, unless the company has not commenced business or the company is exempt from ECI filing. The Form C for the preceding financial year must be submitted to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) by the 30th of November. For example, if the company's accounts FYE is for the Year Ended 31st December 2019, the Year of Assessment is 2020 (YA2020), and the FORM C/C-S must be submitted by 30th November 2020.