Rikvin Business Blog

Blogs about incorporating in Singapore, including startup tips, accounting and taxation basics, and understanding work visa issues

Rikvin Condoles with Singapore on Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s Passing


Farewell and thank you, Mr. Lee. We at Rikvin would like to express our most heartfelt condolences to the family of our Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, founding father and visionary leader of Singapore. We are deeply saddened by his passing, and we will be forever indebted to him for making Singapore the fierce lion […]

Higher Personal Tax Rates For Top Earners – Is Corporatization The Way Forward?

Singapore marginal tax rates

The upward revisions to the top marginal personal income tax rate in the jubilee budget of Singapore, which was unveiled on February 23, 2015, surprised many sections of the Singaporeans. The top income earners, who earn at least $160,000, will have to bear a higher marginal tax rate from YA 2017. The highest earners, with […]

Personal Income Tax Tips: Best Strategies to Save On Your Personal Tax

tax filing date in Singapore

The Tax season is here again! Is “saving more money” your top financial resolution for 2015? We are here to help. No doubt, Tax planning is an integral part of personal financial planning. Saving for the future is of paramount importance to all locals and expats residing in Singapore. Thanks to the tax code, there […]

Rikvin Live Tweets the Singapore Budget 2015 Speech


On 23 February, 2015, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, delivered his Budget Statement for the Financial Year 2015 to Parliament. These are @rikvinsg’s live tweets during the speech. Follow @rikvinsg in twitter for real time updates.

Rikvin is Moving


New Year, New Location 2015 is looking up to be a great year indeed! The New Year has just begun and we’ve got some exciting news! We’re finally ready for the big move! We are pleased to announce that we are relocating to a new office on February 18, 2015 (just before CNY 2015). But […]

Impact of Singapore Signing the FATCA Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement with US


Stressing its desire to help the US in targeting non-compliance of tax laws by US persons using foreign accounts, Singapore has recently signed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement. This will help in easing the FATCA compliance burden for Singapore-based financial institutions (FIs), noted Singapore’s tax regulator Inland Revenue Authority […]

More Savings for UAE Tax Residents Funding Singapore Companies

Singapore-UAE DTA

The recent amendments to the Singapore-UAE Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement will translate to more savings for tax residents of UAE countries who are funding Singapore companies. The city-state of Singapore and the Middle-eastern state of United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a Protocol to amend and improve the Singapore-UAE Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement […]

Rikvin Publishes New Singapore Permanent Residency Guide

Singapore pr guide

Singapore stands tall amongst developed nations, as indicated by its ranking in several comparative indices. From standards of living, to per capita income, to quality of life, tax regime, and pro-business regulations, Singapore is an ideal place to settle down indeed. This, among other reasons, is why Singapore is widely hailed as Asia’s playground – […]

Corporate Tax – Am I Paying Too Much?

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Singapore has established itself as one of the leading countries in the world for doing business, as the country is currently ranked 5th globally for ease of paying corporate tax . But despite the country’s numerous pro-business policies and a low corporate tax rate, is it possible for companies to be paying too much in […]

In the Spotlight: Business Immigration to Singapore

business immigration to Singapore

It was the year of economic turmoil for four Asian Tigers. It was also the year when a Singapore dream was envisaged. A dream to assist and facilitate foreigners coming to the shores of Singapore to expand their businesses and make the city-state their home. And one year later, in 1998, Rikvin Pte Ltd was […]