Red tape cut for Singapore charities

A partnership between the Commissioner of Charities (COC), the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the Registry of Societies (ROS) will allow charities to file their annual submissions only once.

Previously, charities had to file their submissions with ACRA and COC, or with ROS and COC, depending on their legal structure.

Around 2,000 registered charities are expected to benefit from the partnership, which will save organisations money on administrative costs.

COC is also piloting a data-sharing initiative with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

This partnership means charities funded by NCSS – which previously submitted financial statements to the council and COC – will only need to submit documents to the COC.

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