Singapore: Types of Company
Public Company Limited by Shares
A Public Company Limited by Shares is a locally incorporated company. There is no limit on the maximum number of shareholders, and it must have the word "Limited" as part of its name. Such companies are often listed on a stock exchange and raise capital by issuing shares and debentures. The company must register a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore before making public offers of shares and debentures.
The company must register with ACRA. The registration fee is SGD300, plus SGD15 for company name approval. Accounts must be audited annually and filed with ACRA. An annual tax return must also be filed with both ACRA and the IRAS within one month of the company's annual general meeting.