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Is Your Business Set Up for XBRL Filing? Here’s What You Need

All companies listed in Singapore are required by law to submit their financial statements in the XBRL format to ACRA. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is a standardized format that has been adopted all across the globe by governments, businesses, analysts, accountants, and more, making it an international standard for digital financial reporting.

Now that you know that you need XBRL, the question that comes to mind is – are you set up for XBRL filing? Do you have the prerequisites you need to file error-free and on time? Here’s a list of everything you need if you are preparing XBRL reports in-house.

  • An In-House Resource

The first thing you need is someone who has prowess in XBRL and Singapore taxonomy. The resource must have in-depth knowledge about the filing requirements laid down by ACRA.

Honestly, one resource is not going to suffice. XBRL filing is intricate work; it requires meticulous tagging of each element, collation of financial data, accurate conversion, quality checks, and more. So it’s more like you need a team of resources.

Moving on…

  • You Also Need a BizFinx Preparation Tool

All the XBRL filings are carried out on ACRA’s BizFinx portal. So, you need BizFinx software to file your financial statements in the XBRL format. It is a software that allows the preparation of financial statements in the XBRL format without logging into the portal.

The best part? It’s free. However, you need to understand the application and working of the portal and have experience with XBRL taxonomy before you begin to prepare or upload your financials. Alternatively, you may outsource the preparation and filing to specialized service providers. Just provide your full set of financial statements, and these service providers take care of the rest.

  • IRAS Accounting Software

In collaboration with the IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore), ACRA has introduced an accounting software that allows SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) to automate the preparation of statutory filings with ACRA and IRAS. Ranging from filing tax returns and annual returns, to recording operating transactions, this accounting software can be the ideal addition to your XBRL toolkit.

This accounting software is linked to both ACRA and IRAS via APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), enabling companies to file their financial reports without logging into ACRA and IRAS portals.

Don’t Want to Prepare XBRL Reports Yourself? Outsource.

XBRL preparation and conversion can be pretty taxing and if you don’t want to go through the hassles of setting up an entire in-house team for it, simply outsource. Leave your financial reporting routine to DataTracks and take care of your core business functions!

The army of financial experts at DataTracks possess 16+ years of experience in XBRL reporting, so you can be rest assured about error-free reports that comply with Singapore taxonomy.

Speak to an XBRL expert TODAY @ +65-3158-3654 or email at enquiry@datatracks.com.sg and make your way to error-free and high-authority XBRL reports.

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