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3,617 Employees

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Main business activities

  • Downstream
  • Manufacturing
  • Trading and Supply
  • Support activities

Shell’s footprint

Shell has been present in Singapore since 1891. Shell’s activities include refining and manufacturing of petroleum and petrochemical products, lubricants and greases. Shell in Singapore also undertakes trading and supply of a range of energy products. Shell operates a network of retail sites in Singapore, including charging for electric vehicles; owns and operates ships, tankers and cargo carriers; and acts as an LNG marketing and trading business. There are also treasury operations, pension fund management and pension trustee services for Shell in Asia-Pacific.

Country financial analysis

The statutory corporate income tax rate in Singapore is 17%. Shell in Singapore generates significant revenue but also incurs substantial operational costs. In 2021, profit continued to fall due to changes in market dynamics. Shell’s manufacturing and chemical businesses in Singapore continued to make capital investments. Singapore allows current-year capital allowances on such investments and losses to be offset against the taxable profits of most entities. Tax accrued in one year is typically paid in the following year.

Singapore has granted some Shell companies tax incentives based on our contribution to the local economy, including local employment, local business expenditure and strategic partnerships with local industry participants.

Corporate income tax
This is a direct tax imposed on companies’ profits. It is sometimes levied at a national level but can also be levied on a state or local basis.
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This represents the total income earned by a company. It includes income from customers or other group companies and income received as royalties and interest income.
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Tax incentives
There is no common definition of a tax incentive. Shell defines tax incentives as fiscal measures designed by governments to stimulate investment and encourage growth, or a change of behaviour, by providing more favourable tax treatment to some activities or sectors. Incentives can include accelerated tax relief for capital expenditure on infrastructure, exemptions from certain taxes where government economic targets (for example employment targets) are met, or a favourable tax treatment of costs related to research and development activities for certain technologies.
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