The annual return is an electronic form lodged with ACRA and contains important particulars of the company such as the name of the directors, secretary, its members, and the date to which the financial statements of the company are made up to. The annual return provides critical information that helps the company’s stakeholders to make informed decisions.
The appointed officer of your company (e.g. a director or company secretary) can file the annual return on ACRA’s online filing portal BizFile+. Alternatively, you can engage the services of a registered filing agent to do this on behalf of the company.
Below is a list of information that you are required to provide when filing the annual return.
Confirm that the company type, registered office address, the particulars of the company officers, and details of registered charges are up to date. If the information has changed or is incorrect, you must update the details.
You will also need to confirm whether there are any changes to your company’s primary and secondary business activities. See the full list of Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) codes on BizFile+.
Verify your company’s shares details, such as the number of shares held, issued share capital, and amount of paid up share capital.
Click to check whether your company is required to file financial statements with the annual return. Companies that are not required to file financial statements must instead submit an online declaration, when filing their annual return.
If you are required to file a full set of financial statements in XBRL format, these must be prepared and validated before you can file the annual return. Click to find out more on preparing and filing your financial statements in XBRL format.
Date of Annual General Meeting (if applicable)
Indicate the date of your company’s annual general meeting (AGM), if it was held. This is not applicable if your company is exempted from holding AGMs or have dispensed with AGMs under Section 175A of the Companies Act.
For more details on holding AGMs, see our guide on Annual General Meetings.
Other things to note
- Companies that successfully file their annual return will receive a free business profile for reference. The individual filing the annual return will receive an email, with a URL to download the free profile.
- With the exception of dormant companies, you must still file your Income Tax Return (Form C-S/ Form C) with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), along with any supporting documents (e.g. financial statements and tax computation). Dormant companies must submit their Income Tax Return (Form C-S/ Form C) unless they have been granted a waiver from IRAS. Visit www.iras.gov.sg for more details on filing requirements for dormant companies.