BizFile+ is ACRA’s online filing and information retrieval system. It enables the public to access a suite of over 300 electronic services ranging from the submission of statutory documents, to retrieval and purchases of information pertaining to business entities registered with ACRA. Currently BizFile+ handles more than 1 million transactions each year. Click here to be directed to the BizFile+ portal.
Launch of new BizFile+ user interface on 9 Feb 2018
Check out BizFile+ portal's new customer-centric user interface.
Taking in feedback from our stakeholders, the new interface is designed to enable BizFile+ users to more easily access common e-services and relevant information.
Click here for details.
Requirement for Companies, Foreign Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships to maintain Register of Registrable Controllers
With effect from 31 March 2017, companies, foreign companies and LLPs (unless exempted) will be required to maintain beneficial ownership information in the form of a register of registrable controllers, and to make the information available to public agencies upon request. The aims is to make the ownership and control of corporate entities more transparent and reduce opportunities for the misuse of corporate entities for illicit purposes. This will bring Singapore in line with international standards, and boost Singapore’s on-going efforts to maintain our strong reputation as a trusted and clean financial hub.
For more information on setting up and maintaining the Register of Registrable Controllers, click here.
New Filing Requirements for Private Companies (effective 3 Jan 2016)
BizFile+ incorporates new filing requirements arising from legislative changes in the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014. These include:
- Updating shareholder information to facilitate ACRA’s maintenance of electronic Registers of Members (EROM) of private companies from 3 Jan 2016. No fee will be charged for updating the EROM. For more information on EROM, please click here.
- Lodging the appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)(if any) in ACRA’s register. Late filing penalty will not be imposed for companies whose CEOs were appointed prior to 3 Jan 2016 but whose information is updated between 3 Jan to 30 June 2016.
Legislative changes and revised simplified fee structure
As announced on 5 Nov 2015, legislative changes in the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 and the new Business Names Registration Act (BNRA)(which replaces the current Business Registration Act) take effect on 3 Jan 2016. BizFile+ incorporates new filing requirements linked to these legislative changes.
Please click on the links below for details on the key legislative reforms in the Companies Act and the new Business Names Registration Act:
The subsidiary legislation for the following legislation can be found at the following links:
Streamlining of Regulatory Fee Structure
The enhanced regulatory fee structure which has been streamlined, took effect in tandem with the launch of BizFile+ on 3 Jan 16. Some businesses can expect a slight increase in their annual fees while over a hundred ad hoc transactions previously charged under a pay-per-use model, will be made free of charge.
Click here for the list of BizFile+ transactions and related fees that took effect on 3 Jan 2016