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Postby fari_javf » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 7:16 pm

Hi,

I am intending to start a company in Singapore and need to get in touch with a lawyer, who would process the company setup etc. Please PM me if there is someone who can do this.

Farida

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 8:55 pm

You don't need a lawyer. What you do need is an accountant/CPA familiar with the rules and regulations for setting up a company in Singapore.

PM or email me and I will send you the name of my accountant who handles all of my company's set up and filings.

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lawyer

Postby kelamel » Fri, 29 Dec 2006 12:50 am

Yes its true, you do not need a lawyer to set your company up.
Give me a chance to serve.

Feel free to contact me.

Cheers

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Postby AdamC » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 8:27 am

The safest way is to engage a lawyer + accountant if have the monies :D

The safest option normally cost You the most

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Postby Exos » Thu, 01 Feb 2007 9:43 pm

hi, my company had just change a new accountant. their services are not bad.If u want i can give you his contact.PM me for his contact

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Postby joostn » Fri, 02 Feb 2007 8:29 am

Hi Strong Eagle,

I'm planning to apply for an Entrepass and would like to get in touch with your accountant too. I tried to email you about a month ago, but I'm not sure if you received it.

I'm not allowed to send PMs here, could you PM me your email address so I can contact you?

Thanks,
Joost

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 02 Feb 2007 11:27 am

joostn wrote:Hi Strong Eagle,

I'm planning to apply for an Entrepass and would like to get in touch with your accountant too. I tried to email you about a month ago, but I'm not sure if you received it.

I'm not allowed to send PMs here, could you PM me your email address so I can contact you?

Thanks,
Joost


You've got email.

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Postby Reuben » Sat, 03 Feb 2007 1:28 am

Hey, you can try out self-registration online at http://www.business.gov.sg/EN/StartingUp/RegisterYourBusiness/GettingYourBusinessRegistered/regbiz_diy.htm.

I self incorporated, and saved quite a lot of money in the start-up process.

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Postby AdamC » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 5:14 am

Reuben, great minds think alike :D

being business-&-culture know how is a very good advantage :D

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Postby Reuben » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 11:55 am

AdamC wrote:Reuben, great minds think alike :D

being business-&-culture know how is a very good advantage :D


:)

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 1:09 pm

Reuben wrote:Hey, you can try out self-registration online at http://www.business.gov.sg/EN/StartingUp/RegisterYourBusiness/GettingYourBusinessRegistered/regbiz_diy.htm.

I self incorporated, and saved quite a lot of money in the start-up process.


Yes, setting up the business is quite easy and inexpensive. What makes things more complicated is the need to keep proper records. For example, you must have an annual general meeting with minutes that show things like the company's performance. You need directors resolutions for everything from opening a bank account to adding a director to declaring a dividend or directors payment (as opposed to non director's salary). This is why I use a CPA... she keeps everything in order to avoid possible voiding a valid company charter.

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Postby Reuben » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 1:21 pm

Yup that is true, I recommend self-incorporating through the internet, and then hire a CPA when the need arises. If I am not wrong, you wouldn't need a CPA until after 12 months of incorporation.

It definitely is true that hiring a CPA will save you lots of 'trouble' of filing the minutes, managing acounts etc... While leaving you precious time to do what's most important - Running your business

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Postby AdamC » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 6:09 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Reuben wrote:Hey, you can try out self-registration online at http://www.business.gov.sg/EN/StartingUp/RegisterYourBusiness/GettingYourBusinessRegistered/regbiz_diy.htm.

I self incorporated, and saved quite a lot of money in the start-up process.


Yes, setting up the business is quite easy and inexpensive. What makes things more complicated is the need to keep proper records. For example, you must have an annual general meeting with minutes that show things like the company's performance. You need directors resolutions for everything from opening a bank account to adding a director to declaring a dividend or directors payment (as opposed to non director's salary). This is why I use a CPA... she keeps everything in order to avoid possible voiding a valid company charter.


To add on, above is for those corporate listed under PL.
For BS & LLP, u does not need to hold a AGM early & no audit requirement. So which business type u interested in?


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