Every time I get a letter which states that it has something to do with ACRA and business registration and all, I immediately think it is scam-my.
So when I got this letter from DP Bureau Pte Ltd, printed on very thin paper, with barely visible logos and ‘awards’ at the top, I phoned ACRA to find out if this company is legit.
According to ACRA, it is legit. Just that you have to pay for their services.
If you do your business renewal online, via www.bizfile.gov.sg, it takes only about a minute, and you pay S$20 for a one-year renewal.
If you choose to ‘outsource’ this to DP Bureau, you pay S$40 (S$20 for the renewal, and S$20 for a “processing fee”). For 2-year renewal, you pay S$88, and for 3-year renewal S$136.
You can mail DP Bureau the form and a cheque or visit International Plaza to make payment.
I’m sticking to renewing this myself online. Only S$20. Takes less than a minute.
Besides, ACRA sends me a reminder email about 2 months’ in advance. Thank you, ACRA!😉