Why Singapore?

Singapore is an international business hub, which boasts political stability, a sound economy and a corruption-free government. From a base in this tiny island nation, you can not only do business with the rest of Southeast Asia, but with the world at large too.

Singapore is well positioned as a launch pad for multinationals looking to take advantage of the growth potential in ASEAN. Its business-friendly hub has the capacity to bridge cultural differences between the West and East, plus a comprehensive suite of business services.

The city-state tops the World Bank's 2016 Ease of Doing Business index. As well as ranking at number one overall, Singapore is also number one in the categories of protecting minority investors, dealing with construction permits and enforcing contracts.

Singapore is signatory to many international trade and taxation agreements, including 74 Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs), 41 Investment Guarantee Agreements (IGAs) and 21 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) or Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).

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Our core areas of expertise

TMF Group Singapore provides a one-stop shop for doing business in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. We can help you with everything from company set up to on-going accounting and tax compliance, including VAT compliance, corporate secretarial services, human resources and payroll, structured finance, trust fund administration, private client wealth management and escrow services.

In addition, TMF Group’s privileged clients who take up our serviced office can enjoy infinite access to our office at South Beach Tower; an integrated mixed-use development designed by world-renowned Foster + Partners. The space combines Grade A offices with luxury residences, a concept hotel, elegant retail spaces and an exclusive private club.

About TMF Group Singapore office

Established in 1999, TMF Group's Singapore office initially focused on providing corporate and private client services. The office was subsequently granted approved trustee company status by the Monetary Authority of Singapore in 2001, and in 2006, a year after the Trust Companies Act came into effect, it was issued a Trust Company licence. As a licensed and regulated trust company, we are able to provide a range of trust services to our international clients.

Today, our Singapore office employs more than 150 professionals. From company set up to business as usual, right through to wind-down, our team in Singapore will work with you to increase efficiency, help strip out any unnecessary costs and effectively manage the myriad of local compliance issues. Our corporate services team in Singapore have a wealth of experience in accounting and tax matters, HR and payroll, secretarial services and as a process agent. The local knowledge of our experts is backed by a group with global reach, helping you to do business seamlessly across the borders.

TMF Singapore is a business partner on the EDB Connections Concierge. The EDB Connections Concierge is an online service that helps new businesses and tech companies set-up in Singapore through EDB’s curated network of business partners. To access the EDB Connections Concierge, please click here

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