Yes. However you are required to apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC) from the Ministry of Manpower.
No, P.O.Box address is not allowed to be used as the business address.
With effect from 10 Jun 2003, all homeowners will be allowed to conduct small-scale businesses in their homes under the Home Office Scheme. The scheme will apply to both private and HDB properties.
No, a business firm need not submit Annual Returns or audited accounts to ACRA.
If you wish to keep the business registration, you must renew the registration annually; otherwise you must take steps to close the business.
No, filing of the Notice of Cessation is free-of-charge.
The cancellation notices are sent when the business registration has expired and has not been renewed. The notices are usually sent about 2 - 3 months after the expiry date.
We sent the cancellation notice because our records show that the business registration has expired and has not been renewed. We are therefore assuming that the business is dormant and that the owner has no intention to carry on business.
We will proceed to cancel the business registration once the grace period of one month (given in the cancellation notice) expires. There is no further action required on your part.
ACRA will automatically cancel the business registration one month after the expiry of the cancellation notice. There is no further action required on your part.
Yes. Please log into www.bizfile.gov.sg using your ID No and SingPass to renew your business registration. A penalty will be imposed for late renewal
The business registration has been cancelled and the Registrar is unable to reinstate the business as there is no provision in the Business Registration Act empowering the Registrar to do so. You may choose to register a new business using the same name. The fee payable is $65.
On the other hand, you may choose to submit an appeal to the Minister of Finance through ACRA for the reinstatement of the business registration. You will have to send your appeal in writing (setting out the grounds for the appeal) and pay an appeal fee of $50 via cheque made payable to ACRA. This letter is to be addressed to the Registrar, ACRA.
If you no longer intend to continue with your business and have decided to close it, there are 2 ways in which you can close the business; you may choose to file a Notice of Termination or a Notice of Cessation. There are some differences between terminating a business and submitting a notice of cessation, which are given in the following:
1. When you file the notice of termination online, you have to pay a filing fee of $20. However there is no fee payable for filing the notice of cessation.
2. Termination requires the endorsement (consent) of all the partners but cessation can be filed by any one partner.
3. The date of termination can be decided by the owners and it has to be a date before the date of expiry of the business registration. However the date of cessation is the date of expiry of the business registration and cannot be changed to another date.
If you are able to wait until the expiry of the business registration and then close the business, we would advise you to submit a notice of cessation. However, if for any reason, you need to close the business immediately, then you will have to submit the notice of termination online and pay the filing fee of $20.
You can choose to terminate the business or submit a notice of cessation. Both transactions must be lodged online via www.bizfile.gov.sg.
Termination carries a $20 filing fee whilst the notice of cessation is free of charge. Termination can be done anytime before the expiry of the business registration but cessation can only be filed after the expiry of the business registration. Termination needs the consent of all the partners but the notice of cessation can be submitted by any one partner.
You can submit a notice of cessation online via www.bizfile.gov.sg. There is no fee payable.
You need not do anything. ACRA will cancel the business registration when the grace period given in the cancellation notice expires.
Yes. We will send you a cancellation notice giving you a grace period of one month to renew the business registration. If you fail to do so, we will cancel the business registration.