Singapore company deadlines - ACRA & IRAS

ACRA IRAS Company Deadlines Tracker

* Sample listing of company deadlines. For your company’s specific deadlines, please refer to sections below.

  • Appointment of Company Secretary

    According to ACRA's website, all companies must appoint a company secretary within 6 months from the date of incorporation, and the position cannot be vacant for more than 6 months.

    Director Penalties: Up to S$1,000

  • ECI Filing Deadline

    Companies are required to file their Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) with IRAS within 3 months of the Financial Year End of the company.

    Implications: IRAS may issue Notice of Assessment arbitrarily based on past year income payable within 1 month.

  • AGM and AR Deadline

    Companies are required to conduct their Annual General Meetings (AGM) within 6 months from the financial year end of the company, and to file their Annual Returns (AR) within 7 months from the financial year end of the company.

    Director Penalties: S$300 - S$600 and potential disqualification or debarment.


One of the most common pitfall of new start-ups and first-time entrepreneurs is the selection of the first Financial Year End (FYE) within a very short period from the incorporation date of the company. This is typically the result of confusion between the starting date of the Financial Year and the Financial Year End.

The selection of a Financial Year End will determine when your first corporate Annual Return  and tax filings are due. Additionally, do note that IRAS currently has tax exemptions for  tax exemptions for qualifying companies for their first 3 consecutive Years of Assessment (YAs). Selecting the first Financial Year End shortly after incorporation effectively means that the amount of exemption availed in the first YA will be negligible, and hence, your company is likely to have tax exemptions for effectively only 2 years of operations.

While companies can change their Financial Year End for the upcoming and immediate previous financial years, any changes to the Financial Year End will have to be made prior to the passing of any statutory deadlines for the holding of AGM, filing of AR or sending of financial statements. 

Do note that the Registrar’s approval to change the FYE will be required if the change results in a financial year longer than 18 months.

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