Singapore’s aim is to become a major financial hub in the Asia-Pacific region, and judging by its recent performance in the wake of the global recession it appears to be achieving this goal. The city-state is striving to encourage international finance and other businesses to locate there, and offers generous tax incentives to companies that locate their global or Asia-Pacific regional headquarters there.
GDP growth has varied greatly in the last few years, but there have been some spectacular bursts of growth. For example, growth in the last quarter of 2017 was at 11.2%. In general, the country's economy is very healthy.
Singapore Knowledge Base
Singapore: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Singapore - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Singapore Executive Summary »
Singapore Geography »
Singapore History, Population, Language and Culture »
Singapore Government »
Singapore Economy and Currency »
Singapore Stock Exchange »
Singapore Entry and Residence »
Singapore Business Environment »
Singapore Free Trade Zones and Freeport »
Singapore Investments by Foreigners »
Singapore: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Singapore, providing options to suit different business needs.
Singapore Company Introduction »
Singapore Private Company Limited by Shares »
Singapore Exempt Private Company »
Singapore Public Company Limited by Shares »
Singapore Company Limited by Guarantee »
Singapore Branch, Subsidiary and Representative Office »
Singapore General Partnership »
Singapore Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership »
Singapore Business Trust »
Singapore Non-Resident Companies »
Singapore Holding Companies »
A description of how e-commerce operations are enabled in Singapore, and how the offshore tax regime can best be utilised for e-commerce.
Singapore E-Commerce Legal Background »
Singapore ISP and Hosting Services »
Singapore Online Banking »
Singapore: Offshore Legal and Tax Regimes
This section looks at available offshore operations in Singapore and the criterion required for obtaining offshore tax status.
Singapore Forms of Operation »
Singapore Tax Treatment of Operations of Foreign Business Entities »
Singapore Taxation of Foreign Employees »
Singapore Exchange Control »
Singapore: Tax-Efficient Sectors
These pages examine tax-efficient sectors in Singapore, in order to identify which business forms have available tax incentives.
Singapore Trade, Marketing and Distribution »
Singapore Investment Holding Companies »
Singapore Banks »
Singapore Investment Funds »
Singapore Ship Management and Maritime Operations »
Singapore Licensing and Franchising: Royalty Collection »
Singapore Insurance »
Singapore: Law of Offshore
A hub for information about the main laws and statutes affecting offshore and non-resident businesses in Singapore.
Singapore Table of Statutes »
Singapore Trust Law »
Singapore Banking Law »
Singapore Investment Company Law »
Singapore: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in Singapore.
Singapore Regulatory Environment »
Singapore Work Permits »
Singapore Social Security »
Singapore: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Singapore.
Singapore Scope of Corporation Tax »
Singapore Corporation Tax Rates »
Singapore Branch or Subsidiary »
Singapore Calculation of Taxable Base »
Singapore Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax »
Singapore Withholding Tax »
Singapore Withholding Taxes on Incoming Dividends »
Singapore Withholding Taxes on Outgoing Dividends »
Singapore Corporate Income Tax on Dividend Income Received »
Singapore Goods and Services Tax »
Singapore: Personal Taxation
An overview of applicable taxes for individuals in Singapore.
Singapore Residence and Liability for Taxation »
Singapore Personal Income Tax Rates »
Singapore Capital Gains Tax »
Singapore Estate Duty and Estate/Trust Income »
Singapore Stamp Duty »
Singapore Real Estate Taxes »
Singapore Customs Duties »
Singapore: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that Singapore has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
Singapore Tax Treaty Introduction »
Singapore Tax Treaty Agreements »
Singapore Table of Treaty Rates »
Singapore Other International Agreements »
Singapore: Fiscal Incentives
Examining industries and sectors in Singapore that qualify for fiscal incentives.
Singapore All Economic Sectors »
Singapore Service & Manufacturing Industries »
Singapore Financial Services Industry »
Singapore Special Economic Sectors »
Singapore: Corporate Investment
The latest corporate investment trends in Singapore, detailing various strategies and incentives.
Singapore Foreign Investment Regimes »
Singapore Incentive Regimes »
Singapore Availability of Skilled Workers and Business Infrastructure »
Singapore: Working and Living
A wider view of life in Singapore, from the availability of housing and education, to permits and visas required for entry.
Singapore Taxation of Individuals »
Singapore Health, Education and Pensions »
Singapore Buying and Renting Real Estate »
Singapore: Wealth Management
Investment strategies and financial planning solutions in Singapore.
Singapore The Tax System and Wealth »
Singapore Inheritance Taxes »
Singapore Banks, Stocks and Real Estate »
Singapore Alternative Investment »
Singapore The Wealth Management Industry »
Singapore: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Singapore.
Singapore Commercial Property »
Singapore - The Country and its Culture »
Map of Singapore »