Annual Return Filing Service is for company that has own Company Secretary
Reasons why our clients appoint us to file their Annual Return although we are not the registered company secretary
Our experienced company secretary Joanna takes care of these tasks for you.
- She prepares the Annual General Meeting agenda, shorter notice, attendance sheet, prepare AGM minutes to shareholders.
- The director will distribute the documents item 1 to the shareholders of the company.
- She prepares the board resolution for all directors to approve the financial reports of the company.
- She files Annual Return to www.acra.gov.sg.
- She pays the Annual Return filing fee to ACRA.
- She sends the official receipt from ACRA to director.
Annual Return (AR) requirements by ACRA
- Annual Return (AR) filling by EPC (Exempt Private Limited Company) does not need to attach EPC certificate or the Statement by EPC except from audit requirements.
- We require hardcopies certificates as evidence of compliance for records purposes.
- Insolvent EPCs and EPCs that are required by law to file financial statements with ACRA must also file XBRL.
- Solvent EPCs are exempted from filing their financial statements with ACRA
When is Annual General Meeting due and file its Annual Return?
Under Companies Act, all local companies must hold their AGM once in each calendar year. The period between AGMs should be up to 15 months. First AGM can be held within 18 months after incorporation.
“At the Annual General Meeting, the directors are responsible to submit the company’s financial reports to their shareholders’ approval.”
What is an Annual Return?
An annual return is a snapshot of certain company information at the made-up date. Normally the made-up-date is the last date of any calendar month, such as 31 December 2014. It is a separate document from a company’s annual accounts.
An annual return must contain the following information:
- The name of the company
- The company registration number
- Company type example limited / exempt / private
- To select solvent or insolvent
- The two main principal activities of the company
- The registered office address of the company
- The address where the company keeps certain company records if not at the registered office, and those records held there
- The particular details of the company secretaries, company directors, managers and auditors
- The shareholders’ particulars and number of shares held
- List of Registered Charges, if any
- The summary of share capital and shares and number of shares paid in cash or otherwise in cash, forfeited shares, treasury shares, calls per shares of the company
- Filing financial statements in pdf and list of mandatory information which must be answered
- Declaration to be done when doing e-submission of annual return to ACRA
What is the Return Period?
“Return Period”, means the period beginning immediately after the date to which the last return was made up.
What is the made-up date?
This is the date at which all the information in an annual return must be corrected. The made-up date is usually the anniversary of:
- The incorporation of the company
- The made-up date of the previous annual return registered at ACRA