Preparing salaries in a timely manner is important for all companies because the Singapore Employment Act requires companies to pay exact amounts of salary to their employees within 7 days after the end of the salary period. In addition, there is also the need to provide payslips (with the appropriate details and amount) to all employees.
However, many companies do not have the necessary expertise to prepare the salaries in the correct manner and thereby run into the risk of getting penalised by the government for wrongful or inaccurate computation of salary, deductions or CPF contributions. Small companies (SMEs) also find it difficult to engage a full-time in-house Payroll or HR Personnel when they have less than 10 staff, as it increases their operational and administrative costs.
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