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Investing in Dividend Stocks in Singapore

Updated on Monday 18th December 2017

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Investing-in-dividend-stocks-in-SingaporeThe dividends are the profits arising from the ownership of capital in a Singapore company which is usually divided into shares after all the taxes have been paid. Shareholders are usually entitled to dividend payments in Singapore. There are also cases in which companies go public and trade those shares on the capital markets in Singapore. In cases like this, individuals or companies other than the shareholders can invest by buying these dividend stocks which are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).

Our Singapore company formation specialists can offer detailed information on the listing requirements imposed by the SGX.

Why invest in dividend stocks listed in Singapore?

The SGX is one of the best quoted stock exchanges in Southeast Asia as it has a main board where large local and foreign companies list their shares, as well as a secondary board which allows small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to issue dividend stocks with the purpose of raising capital. During the last several years, the Singapore Stock Exchange has started issuing dividend stocks which are yielding good returns on investments of up to 12%.

One of the most important reasons to invest in dividend stocks in Singapore is that fact that the Inland Revenue Authority does not impose any withholding tax on dividend payments and only several types of dividends are subject to the income tax.

Our company registration agents in Singapore can offer information on the taxation of dividend payments in the city-state.

Tax exemptions on dividend stocks in Singapore

Investing in dividend stocks has many advantages in Singapore, one of these advantages being the tax exemptions recipients can benefit from. Among these exemptions are:

  • -          dividends resulted after the 1st of January 2008 paid to companies in Singapore;
  • -          foreign dividends received by Singapore residents after the 1st of January 2004;
  • -          income resulted from the distribution of dividend stocks from real estate investment trusts.

Also, recipients of dividend stocks in Singapore are not required to report this income in their annual tax returns.

Our Singapore company formation representatives can also offer information on other tax advantages for those investing in dividend stocks. Foreign investors interested in opening a joint stock company in this jurisdiction, can contact our company registration agents in Singapore for assistance.



  • Sonny 2017-02-16

    Very informative article!

  • Alexei 2017-02-17

    Good investment idea! Would definitely consider it.

  • Ben 2017-02-20

    Thank you for the presentation on tax exemptions!

  • Andrea 2017-02-26

    Many interesting advantages! Good to know!

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