After completing the process to incorporate a company in Singapore, you are excited to start working on your product and expanding your business. However, it is important that you first research and mark out all the important filing datelines that you need to meet. Many new businesses make the mistake of missing out on their datelines, and as a result, incur additional costs on top of their Singapore company incorporation fees.

These penalties can be avoided if you are prudent and take note of the legal stipulations for companies after you register a Private Limited company in Singapore. Many of the dates are specified on ACRA’s websites, but we have compiled all the deadlines for your convenience. If you have not yet set up a company in Singapore, refer to our guide to incorporate a company in Singapore. We also have several other guides with detailed information regarding the process of company registration in Singapore and eligibility requirements.

The following table shows a general timeline to register a private limited company in Singapore. Let’s take an arbitrary company, Company A. Company A is a GST registered business, and has its fiscal year based on the following dates: from 1st January to 31st December. For subsequent years after 2019, these dates will likely be the same unless mentioned otherwise by ACRA and relevant authorities.

Dates For Financial Year Ending 31st December 2018

Notable Event for Year 2019 Due Date
E-Submission of Employment Income under Auto Inclusion Scheme 1st March 2019
Filing of Estimated Chargeable Income for FYE 12/2018 31st March 2019
E-Filing of Directors’/ Shareholders’ Personal Tax (Form B 2019) 15th April 2019
Paper Filing of Directors’/ Shareholders’ Personal Tax (Form B 2019) 18th April 2019
Filing of 1st Quarter GST Return – Form 5 (Period: 1st January 2019 – 31st March 2019) 30th April 2019
Filing of Annual General Meeting for FYE 12/2018 30th June 2019
Filing of 2nd Quarter GST Return – Form 5 (Period: 1st April 2019 – 30th June 2019) 31st July 2019
Filing of Annual Return for FYE 12/2018 31st July 2019
Filing of 3rd Quarter GST Return – Form 5 (Period: 1st July 2019 – 30th September 2019) 31st October 2019
Filing of Corporate Tax (Form C-S) for FYE 12/2018 30th November 2019
E-Filing of Corporate Tax (Form C-S) for FYE 12/2018 15th December 2019
Filing of 4th Quarter GST Return – Form 5 (Period: 1st October 2019 – 31st December 2019) 31st January 2019

Looking to Set Up a Company in Singapore?

Now that you have a good idea of when all the deadlines are, if you haven’t done so yet, now is a good time for you to start the process of Company Incorporation in Singapore. Many entrepreneurs choose to hire a company registration service provider such as WLP Group to assist them in setting up a local company. For more information regarding the procedure to set up a company in Singapore, or to register a private limited company, contact our experienced consultants for a Free Singapore Company Registration consultation at +65 6493 2970.