Corporate Tax Filing

Every year, companies will be required to file their corporate taxes to the local tax authority, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). Corporate tax filings must be completed in November of the following year for all companies, solvent or not. Singapore companies benefit from tax exemptions during the first 3 years of set up.

Partial tax exemption for companies

Effective from YA 2008, a partial tax exemption is given to companies on normal chargeable income* (excluding Singapore franked dividends) of up to $300,000 as follows:

Exempt amount

First $ 10,000 @ 75% $7,500
Next $290,000 @ 50% $145,000
Total $300,000 $152,500


Tax exemption scheme for new start-up companies

Since YA 2005, a qualifying company can claim for full tax exemption on the first $100,000 of normal chargeable income* (excluding Singapore franked dividends) for its first three consecutive YA.

Effective from YA 2008, a further 50% exemption is given on the next $200,000 on a qualifying company’s normal chargeable income* (excluding Singapore franked dividends). The tax exemption for new start-up companies on chargeable income of up to $300,000 is as follows: 

First $100,000 @ 100% $100,000
Next $200,000 @ 50% $100,000
Total $300,000 $200,000

Furthermore, to help companies cope with rising business costs, the Minister for Finance has announced in Budget 2013 that, for the Years of Assessment (YA) 2013, 2014 and 2015, companies will receive an additional 30% Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Rebate that is subject to a cap of $30,000 per YA.

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