Business Encyclopedia

A

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
Audited Financial Statement
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Annual Report (AR)
Articles of Association
Apostille

B

BizFile
Business Grants Portal
Business Profile

C

Central Provident Fund (CPF)
Certificate Of Residence (COR)
Common Reporting Standard
Common Seal
Companies Act (Cap. 50)
Company Constitution
Company Secretary
Company Stamp
CorpPass

D

Dependant’s Pass
Directors’ Resolution in Writing (DRIW)
Dividend
Dormant Company
Double Taxation Agreement (DTA)
Due Diligence

E

Electronic Register of Members (eROM)
Employment Pass (EP)
EntrePass
Enterprise Development Grant (EDG)
Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI)
Exempt Private Company (EPC)

F

Financial Year End (FYE)
Form C-S/ C
Form C-S (Lite)
Fund Accounting

G

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

H

Hedge Fund

I

Import/Export License
Income Tax
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
Interim Dividend
IR21 Form

J

K

Know Your Customer (KYC)
Knowledge Capital

L

Letter of Consent (LOC)
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Partnership (LP)
Liquidation (Court Order/Compulsory)
Liquidation (Voluntary)
Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)

M

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
MTI

N

Nominee Director
Nominee Shareholder
National Registration Identity Card (NIRC)

O

P

Partnership
Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
Personalised Employment Pass (PEP)
Private limited company
Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG)
Permanent Resident (PR)

Q

Quickbook Accounting

R

Register of Charges
Register of Nominee Director
Register of Registrable Controllers (RORC)
Registered Office Address

S

S Pass
Share
Small Company
Sole Proprietor
Special Employment Credit
Sponsored Employment Pass
Striking Off

T

Trademark
Temporary Bridging Loan
Temporary Employment Credit (TEC)

U

UEN
Unaudited financial statement
Undischarged Bankrupt

V

Variable Capital Company (VCC)
Venture Capitalist (VC)

W

Wage Credit Scheme
Withholding Tax (Section 45)

X

XBRL
Xero

Y

Year of Assessment (YA)

Z

Zero Rated Supplies
Zero-rised Financial Statement

Business Profile

Business Profile (also commonly known as Company Profile) is an extract from ACRA containing your company’s important information such as registration number (UEN), date of incorporation, financial year end, last date of holding of AGM, names of directors and shareholders and the issued and paid up capital of the company.

Uses of a Business Profile

Usually, your creditors or bankers will want a copy of your business profile or they can download the same from ACRA. This is to check your paid up capital and to see if your company is sufficiently capitalized. Other times, Business Profile would be certified and used overseas. In such case, the Business Profile would be notarised, legalised and authenticated by the foreign embassy of the country which you intend to send it to for use.

How to Buy a Business Profile on ACRA

You have to pay a small fee of $5.50 to buy a business profile. To purchase:
  1. Go to bizfile.gov.sg.
  2. Login with your SingPass or CorpPass.
  3. Go to Buy Information -> Business Profile -> Buy Now.
Upon successful payment, you will receive an email within 15 minutes, with a link to download the purchased profile. The link will expire after 7 days from the date of purchase. Alternatively, the profile is also available under the “Messages” section after BizFile+ login.

Business Profile Samples

View business profile samples of: Samples available and taken from: https://www.acra.gov.sg/how-to-guides/buying-information/business-profile