Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) play an important role in the economy: according to the Asian Development Bank, SMBs account for an average 97 percent of all enterprises in the Asia Pacific region, meaning that they deserve top priority for protection against cyberattack. However,...
This article was contributed by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). It is the time of the year again – Corporate Income Tax (CIT) filing season for the Year of Assessment (YA) 2021 has begun. Before you jump right into it, check out...
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) partnered with the tax community and government agencies to simplify Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Filing 2021 for companies. With the new initiatives, companies and tax agents can further reduce the time they take to file CIT this year.
Amid the reopening of global economies and as we settle into some semblance of normalcy, businesses have to embrace agility in their operations, so they can continue to thrive, not just survive, in today’s digital era. Markedly, business transformation is key to avoid being left behind in...
More than 100,000 seniors have benefited from digital skills training conducted by the SG Digital Office (SDO). The learning impacted has been highly effective, with nine in ten continuing to apply the skills learnt, including using their smartphone for video calls, accessing government digital services and making...
In May 2021, JobKred, a Singapore-based AI-powered skills intelligence startup, teamed up with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) to launch a 90-Day Training Needs Analysis (TNA) programme. This programme aims to help employers be nimble and embrace new ideas to transform their workplace,...
More IP resources have been announced for enterprises to grow their businesses and emerge stronger from the pandemic. This was announced by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law Mr Edwin Tong at the launch of the annual Intellectual Property Week (IP Week @ SG...
The Australian Border Force (ABF), the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), and Singapore Customs, along with industry participants, have concluded a blockchain trial to prove trade documents can be issued and verified digitally across two independent systems, reducing cross-border transaction costs. The...
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) will invest S$50 million over the next five years to develop Singapore’s digital trust capabilities.   Announced by Singapore Minister for Communications and Information Mrs Josephine Teo at the ATxAI Conference during Asia Tech x...
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has released its Singapore Cyber Landscape (SCL) 2020 publication, revealing an increase in cyber threats such as ransomware and online scams in 2020. CSA’s SingCERT (Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team) handled a total of 9,080 cases in...