XBRL Filing Services

Fee Guideline for XBRL Filing Services

The following table provides you with our fee guideline for GST Filing Services. For a more accurate estimate, kindly contact us for further discussion.

Preparation of Financial Highlights in XBRL Format From $300
Preparation of Full set of Financial Statement in XBRL Format From $500

Definition of XBRL

XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language, a computer language that enables source data to be tagged electronically, making the data machine-readable. By converting the financial data into XBRL Format, any user can automatically extract the information without the need for copy-pasting or keying-in. Financial data can therefore be easily retrieved and disseminated to other users such as auditors and regulators whenever needed.

ACRA implemented this new filing requirement for Singapore Companies to file their financial statements in XBRL format effective from 1 November 2007. ACRA believes that the use of XBRL will further simplify the conduct of business in Singapore and improving the regulatory environment with better transparency and faster dissemination of financial data.

Who needs to do XBRL filing?

The following table summarizes the Financial Statement (FS) filing requirements for various types of companies in Singapore.

Exempted from FS Filing FS in PDF Format FS Highlights in XBRL Full set of FS in XBRL Format
Unlimited or Limited Companies by shares, excluding companies below:

For Banks, Insurers and Finance Companies regulated by MAS, or companies allowed by law to prepare FS in a different format other than SFRS

Yes Yes Yes
Solvent exempt private companies (EPCs) Yes Highly Recommended
Insolvent EPC
(i.e. Company with negative Net Tangible Asset Values)
Yes Yes
Companies limited by guarantee or
Foreign Companies

Benefits of Preparing the XBRL Voluntary

One of the main benefits of doing an XBRL Filing is the availability of Free Data Analysis using ACRA’s financials portal, BizFinx.

Company Officers (Director or Secretary) can log into BizFinx Portal to generate the free analysis within 30 days after filing their AR form with a full set of financial statements in XBRL format to do the following:
– Benchmark their own financial results against peers or competitors
– Gain a competitive edge with improved financial analytics
– Understand industry trends and hence, to make more informed business decisions. This in turn help the company to achieve better sales or cost savings in the longer run.
– Compare and share data across the company group of companies (subsidiaries) and different company divisions, even if different accounting systems are being used. (XBRL is a common platform to unify data from different accounting system)

How Timcole can Help You

At Timcole, we provide XBRL services starting from SGD250, and we normally complete the job within 1 – 3 working days, depending on the complexity.

Please call us now for a discussion on how we can help you to explain the statutory requirements for XBRL filing depending on the type and nature of your company.