For Local & International Tax Professionals
- International Tax Dialogue (ITD)
The International Tax Dialogue (ITD) was initiated in April 2002 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) , Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and World Bank (WB) , partly in response to the Monterrey Financing for Development call for enhanced international dialogue on tax matters. It is a joint initiative intended to encourage and facilitate discussion of tax matters among national tax officials, regional tax organisations, and international organisations.
ITD is a collaborative arrangement involving the EC, IDB, IMF, OECD and World Bank Group to encourage and facilitate discussion of tax matters among national tax officials, international organisations, and a range of other key stakeholders.
- Tax Academy of Singapore
The mission of Tax Academy of Singapore is to raise the professional competency of the tax community in Singapore and develop Singapore into a regional tax knowledge hub. A not-for-profit institution, the Tax Academy is set up by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore in collaboration with the international accounting firms, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and the Law Society of Singapore.
- Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited
Set up by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore in partnership with the Tax Academy of Singapore, SIATP is the first dedicated accreditation body for tax professionals. It aims to promote tax practice standards, heighten the recognition of the tax profession and cater to the market’s need for tax specialists with highly advanced technical knowledge, skill sets and industry-recognised credentials.
- Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA)
CATA is the Commonwealth Organisation for Tax Administrators. It helps member countries through training programmes, technical conferences and knowledge sharing to develop effective tax administrations that promote sustainable development and good governance over the long term.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The IMF is an international organisation of 185 member countries established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment.
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the
market economy to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries' economic development and contribute to growth in world trade.
- The World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
Singapore Government Websites
- Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
ACRA provides a one-stop shop to customers by the integration of e-services with multiple agencies such as the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), SPRING Singapore and Singapore Government Network Information Centre (SGNIC).
- Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board
CPF is a comprehensive social security savings plan which provides many working Singaporeans with a sense of security and confidence in their old age.
- Charity Portal
The Charity Portal is maintained by the Charities Unit of MCYS, which aims to develop a well-governed and thriving charity sector with strong public support.
- Department of Statistics (DOS)
DOS as the National Statistical Co-ordinator, is responsible for developing and promoting observance of national statistical standards.
- Economic Development Board (EDB)
Through various initiatives, EDB, a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, ensures the continued success of Singapore and the companies on its shores
- eCitizen Government Services
The eCitizen portal is positioned as the first-stop for government services on the web and organised with the needs of the citizens and customers in mind.
- EnterpriseOne (One Network for Enterprises)
EnterpriseOne is a multi-agency initiative managed by SPRING Singapore. It aims to help local enterprises find the answers they need to start, sustain and grow their businesses.
- Housing & Development Board (HDB)
HDB is Singapore's public housing authority and a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development.
- International Enterprise Singapore
IE Singapore is the lead agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry spearheading the development of Singapore's external economic wing.
- Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA)
ICA is responsible for the security of Singapore's borders against the entry of undesirable persons and cargo through land, air and sea checkpoints.
- Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
MSF aims to nurture a resilient and caring society that can overcome challenges together.
- Ministry of Finance (MOF)
The mission of MOF is to create a better Singapore through finance. It aims to collaborate with industry experts to make Singapore a world-class financial and business hub.
- Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
MOM is responsible for the issuance of work permits and employment passes. It also governs manpower issues and is the regulatory authority for employment agencies.
- Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
MTI aims to promote economic growth and create jobs, so as to achieve higher standards of living for all.
- Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
MAS is the central bank of Singapore. Its mission is to promote sustained non-inflationary economic growth, and a sound and progressive financial centre.
- People's Association (PA)
PA is a statutory board leading efforts to promote racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore.
- Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP)
The PEP seeks feedback from businesses to ensure that government rules and regulations remain relevant and supportive of our pro-enterprise environment.
- Reaching Everyone for Active Citizenry @ Home (REACH)
REACH is the official feedback channel for citizens to air their views and suggestions on Government policies and national issues.
- Singapore Customs
SC is the lead agency on trade facilitation and revenue enforcement matters. It is also responsible for the implementation of customs and trade enforcement measures including those related to Free Trade Agreements and strategic goods.
- Singapore Government Online Portal (SINGOV)
This website provides a variety of services tailored to citizens, non citizens and businesses entities, such as applying for licences and permits. It also includes an alphabetical list of government agencies.
- www.sg: Your Official Gateway to Singapore
This website is a first stop portal for Singapore, providing information on events and happenings, latest statistics and directory listings related to work, business, study, etc.
- Singapore Statutes Online
This website provides online access to Singapore Statutes.
- Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING) Singapore
SPRING Singapore is the enterprise development agency for growing innovative companies and fostering a competitive SME sector.
- Tote Board
The Tote Board oversees the operations of the Singapore Turf Club and Singapore Pools (Private) Limited and ensures that horse racing and all forms of betting and gaming operated by the two entities are conducted with honesty and integrity.
- Unique Entity Number (UEN) for all entities registered in Singapore
From 1 January 2009, all entities that are registered in Singapore, such as businesses, local companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), societies, representative offices, healthcare institutions and trade unions, will have a Unique Entity Number (UEN) as its identification number. UEN shall be for registered entities as NRIC is for Singapore citizens.
UEN replaces all other identification numbers issued by different government agencies, including IRAS, and should be used for interaction with government agencies. Find out more about UEN .
- Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
URA is Singapore's national land use planning authority. It prepares long term and local area plans for physical development, and then coordinates and guides efforts to bring these plans to reality.
International Tax Administrations
Visit the following links to find out more about other international tax administrations.