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Singapore General partnership

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Registering a Partnership business entity in Singapore is most suitable for low profile businesses. It allows the possibility of acquiring capital, talent and strategic assets based on mutually agreed terms. The business must have a minimum of at least 2 partners, and may have a maximum of 20 partners.

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Singapore General partnership

  1. 1. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
  2. 2. Copyright © 2014 Rikvin Pte LtdLast updated on 3 March 2014 A General Partnership is most suitable for low risk, low profile businesses. It allows the possibility of acquiring capital, talent and strategic assets based on mutually agreed terms. The business must have a minimum of at least 2 partners, and may have a maximum of 20 partners. The partners are responsible for all liabilities. Singapore citizens, permanent residents and Employment Pass holders may register a general partnership firm. Foreign individuals and companies may also register a general partnership firm, but must have a local manager. • Partnerships face fewer statutory control than companies. • Not required to audit or publish accounts or to register the Partnership Agreement. No government returns are required to be filed by partnerships, except for income tax. • The internal structure of partnerships is very flexible. • Partnerships can be simple and cheap to set up. A Partnership Agreement is, however, advisable. • All the profits generated by the business will be taxed at personal income tax level. • Partners are jointly liable for partnership debts. • A Partner’s personal assets are at risk since the liability is passed through and partners are liable for all debts and losses. • Does not have a separate legal identity from the partners. Therefore, unless otherwise agreed, the partnership will come to an end each time a partner leaves. • The channels to raise further capital and expansion arelimitedbytheamountofsecurity an individual partner can provide. • The generous corporate tax rates and rebates that corporations are normally entitled to are not applicable to partnerships. • A partnership must renew its business registration annually and top up CPF account. Advantages Disadvantages GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
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