What is a related party transaction?
What is connected transaction?

Related party transactions refer to transactions between a company or its affiliates and related parties that directly or indirectly own rights and interests in the company. Related parties include natural persons and legal persons, and mainly refer to the promoters, major shareholders, directors, supervisors, senior executives and their families of listed companies, and companies controlled by the above-mentioned parties.

Anti-Tax Avoidance in Related Transactions -Transfer Pricing
transfer pricing
Regulating the transfer pricing system for related party transactions is an extremely important part of Singapore’s anti-avoidance system

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has promulgated new regulations in 2018, formulating the transfer pricing guidelines (IRAS e-Tax Guide Transfer Pricing Guidelines, Fifth Edition) for transactions between enterprises and related parties, covering the application of the independence of related party transactions and the application of fair trading principles , Contemporaneous data preparation requirements, advance pricing agreements, etc.


In addition, starting from the 2019 tax year, it is stipulated that taxpayers need to prepare and retain contemporaneous transfer pricing documents and contemporaneous documents to show that related transactions are conducted at a reasonable market transaction price. When enterprises involved in transfer pricing transactions meet the disclosure standards set by the tax bureau, It is necessary to prepare the Transfer Pricing Documentation for reference before filing tax returns for each tax year. At the same time, a new penalty mechanism and penalty clauses that aggravate violations were introduced.

How to Apply the Tax Law?
How to apply the tax law?
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore stipulates the standards for companies to prepare pricing documents for related-party transactions, as shown in the following table
Categories of Related Party Transactions Limit (SGD/ per tax year)
Purchase goods from all related parties 15 million
Sales of goods to all related parties 15 million
Loans provided to all related parties 15 million
Other categories of related transactions, such as:

● Income from service fee

● Expense from service fee

● Income from franchise royalties

● Expense from franchise royalties

● Rental income

● Rental expense

● Guarantee fee income

● Guarantee fee expense

● Others

1 million / category
1.Who needs to prepare the related transaction documents?

Companies that meet the standards for related party transactions on the left must prepare related party transaction documents (Transfer Pricing Documentation) for reference

2.What to prepare?

Prepare a related-party transaction transfer pricing report for review by IRAS. At the same time, keep all contemporaneous documents and transfer pricing documents for review. (Note: All documents must be in English)

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Compliance with related party transactions is an issue that must be paid attention to. Nowadays, global internationalization is the core trend. In order to improve core competitiveness, multinational companies integrate group resources through global internal supply chains to achieve synergies. The pricing of related-party transactions between groups has become a prominent tax issue. In the context of global taxation Under the circumstances, the tax bureaus of various countries have strengthened the supervision of transfer pricing.

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