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As per the Singapore Companies Act, certain companies are exempted from audit requirements.

In 2014, the Companies Act was amended to introduce a new concept called “small companies”. These companies are exempted from auditing their accounts. There are specific criteria to meet for a company to fall in the category of small companies.

A company will be considered a small company if it meets any two of the three conditions mentioned below:

  • The total annual revenue of the company must not exceed $10 million.
  • The total asset value of the company must not exceed $10 million.
  • The total number of employees must not exceed 50.

Even a company that is a part of a group can be exempted from auditing its accounts under certain circumstances. The conditions for it are:

  • A company must fulfill the criteria of a small company i.e. meet any two of the three conditions mentioned above
  • The group must also be a “small group”.

A group can be considered as a small group if it meets any two of the three conditions:

  • Group’s total annual revenue is less than or equal to $10 million
  • Group’s total asset value is less than or equal to $10 million
  • Group’s total number of employees are less than or equal to 50

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