Business Structures

Choosing the right type of business structure (also known as “legal entity”) is a key decision when registering a business. The business structure will affect the taxes payable, accounting, financing, ability of business expansion and personal liability of directors.

Key types of Business Structures in Singapore

  • Representative Office
  • Branch
  • Subsidiary
  • Incorporated Company
  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • Sole Proprietorship

Only foreign companies have the option to register a subsidiary, a branch office, or a representative office in Singapore.

Diagram of Business Vehicles in Singapore

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