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Count on us to breeze through the Singapore company formation and work visa process. With a team of experienced and qualified incorporation specialists based in Singapore, you can be assured of top-level expertise on company formation setup structures and committed support on all accounting and tax statutory matters. We are your partner for the long run.

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WHY INCORPORATE IN SINGAPORE?

Singapore VS Dubai (UAE)

Singapore Dubai (UAE)

Economic Base

Singapore’s economy is well-diversified, with key industries such as trade, manufacturing, shipping, banking and finance driving it.

Singapore’s GDP per capita stands at US$53,400 as of 2016.

The UAE has a petroleum-reliant economy with 1/3 of its GDP derived from oil and gas. Because of its heavy reliance on oil, it is susceptible to volatility in the international oil market

In recent years, the UAE government has made efforts to diversify the economy into other sectors such as tourism and commerce.

The UAE’s GDP per capita stands at US$37,622 as of 2016.

Tax Rates

The current headline corporate tax rate in Singapore is a flat 17%, which is ranked as one of the lowest in the world.

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Income Tax rate
Capital gains accrued by the company 0%
Dividend distribution to shareholders 0%
Foreign-sourced income outside of Singapore 0%
Foreign-sourced income brought into Singapore 0-17%
Corporate profits up to S$300,000 8.5%
Corporate profits over S$300,000 17%

Full and partial tax exemptions are available for companies with taxable income of up to S$300,000.

The UAE currently does not impose corporate tax, except on oil concessions and branches of foreign banks.

However, a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 5% was implemented in Jan 2018, and corporate income tax could potentially be introduced.

Foreign Ownership in Companies

100% foreign ownership is permitted for companies registered in Singapore. Outside of the Free Trade Zone, a foreigner can hold a maximum of 49% shares in companies while the remaining 51% shareholding must be with a UAE national.

Companies registered in UAE’s Free Trade Zone are allowed to have 100% foreign shareholding, but are subject to a number of restrictions and are only permitted to conduct their activities within the vicinity of the respective free zone.

Bureaucracy

Singapore is famed for a smooth-running bureaucracy, which sees inter-agency co-operation working seamlessly to help businesses grow. InCorp Group is the official partner of two such agencies – ACE and EDB.

Company registration is as easy as 3 steps, and can be completed in a day as long as all documents are in order.

The UAE’s government bureaucracy has stringent measures in place for companies to qualify for setup.

Company registration takes approximately 6 procedures and a minimum of eight days. In addition, there are requirements ranging from paid-up capital to mandatory office space and trade license fees to adhere to.

Residency & Citizenship

Singapore allows foreigners to apply for permanent residency after working in Singapore for 3-4 years. Permanent Residents can then apply for citizenship 2 years after their PR approval.

In 2016, 22,102 people got their citizenship, while 31,050 people were granted PR.

The UAE allows foreigners to apply for citizenship only under two conditions:

  1. If you marry an Emirati citizen; you must have been married for 3 years from the date you expressed your intent to become a national
  2. If you fulfil the residence requirement for naturalization; you must live in the UAE continuously for 30 years, be able to speak Arabic, be legally employed in the Emirates, and be of good character.

Rankings

  • #2 out of 190 economies according to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2017
  • #2 in the world in the Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 overall rankings
  • #1 in Asia and 7th in the world for innovation based on the Global Innovation Index Report 2017
  • #1 in Asia and 2nd in the world for having the best labour market efficiency
  • #1 least corrupt nation in Asia and 7th in the world according to Transparency International
  • #1 in Asia and 5th in the world for best logistics supply chain performance, World Bank 2016
  • #1 in Asia and 2nd in the world with the most seamless connectivity in the Global Connectivity Index 2017
  • #7 in the world for having the best protection of intellectual property
  • #15 in the world for talent competitiveness based on IMD World Talent Report 2016
  • #25 in the world with the best quality of living, based on Mercer’s survey 2017
  • #21 out of 190 economies according to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2017
  • #17 in the world in the Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 overall rankings
  • #35 in the world for innovation based on the Global Innovation Index Report 2017
  • #11 in the world for having the best labour market efficiency
  • #24 least corrupt nation in the world according to Transparency International
  • #13 in the world for best logistics supply chain performance, World Bank 2016
  • #18 in the world in terms of seamless connectivity in the Global Connectivity Index 2017
  • #21 in the world for having the best protection of intellectual property
  • #26 in the world for talent competitiveness based on IMD World Talent Report 2016
  • #74 (Dubai) and #79 (Abu Dhabi) respectively in the world with the best quality of living, based on Mercer’s survey 2017

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PARTNERSHIPS

Official Singapore Company Registration Partner of ACE

We are aligned with ACE’s commitment to the startup community in Singapore. As their official Corporate Services Partner, we aim to meet the corporate needs of entrepreneurs and startups, providing dedicated business support and driving entrepreneurship in the city-state.

Connections Concierge Partner of the Singapore EDB

InCorp shares the objective of pioneering economic opportunities for SMEs and MNCs. As a partner of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)’s Connection Concierge, we aim to partner enterprises in using Singapore as a springboard for their global expansion journey.

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