(PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Singapore’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) is currently conducting a public consultation on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill of 2012. The public consultation commenced last July 24, 2012, and is scheduled to end in approximately a week, on August 13, 2012.
The MOF’s proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act are primarily focused on the revisions announced in the 2012 Budget Statement, including the following key factors:
The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill of 2012 further provides changes to existing tax policies as a result of ongoing reviews of Singapore’s tax system, including: the alignment of tax treatment with new accounting standards for small entities, as well as revisions to the CPF Minimum Sum Topping-Up scheme to accommodate parents-in-law and grandparents-in-law.
For Mr. Satish Bakhda, General Manager and Head of Operations at Rikvin, a Singapore company registration specialist, the proposed amendments are ideal for Singapore’s continued economic growth.
“Amid a slow economy, we need to intensify our productivity efforts and enhance Singapore’s attractiveness as a primary business location,” Mr. Bakhda said. “Amendments to the Singapore income tax bill will help SMEs cope with the weakened GDP, as well as provide opportunities to thrive in spite of the prolonged difficulties in the global market.”
The public may access the consultation documents and supporting literature through the Ministry of Finance’s website (http://www.mof.gov.sg) and the REACH consultation portal (http://www.reach.gov.sg). The public is encouraged to send feedback to the Ministry of Finance directly via the website, email, fax, or post.
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