The 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.
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.
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:
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 who want to open a company in Singapore as a joint stock company can contact our local agents.