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by JakeF
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Newcomer's Lounge
Topic: Any Brits in Singapore?!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8501

forgot to mention. 23/M. Will be working in Raffles Place for a well known British bank.
by JakeF
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Newcomer's Lounge
Topic: Any Brits in Singapore?!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8501

flying out 30th March. :)
by JakeF
Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Newcomer's Lounge
Topic: An Average Man in Singapore
Replies: 4
Views: 2977

Hello mate,

Also from England (Nottingham), 23yrs old, will be moving out there with a well known British bank in April, drop me an email or something (jakecfox@gmail.com), be good to have another Brit when i get there. :)

Jake
by JakeF
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Quick tax question
Replies: 10
Views: 4139

scrap those last questions. Have it about figured out now. Cheers guys.
by JakeF
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Quick tax question
Replies: 10
Views: 4139

Thanks for the answers guys. Didnt know that Singapore tax was paid in arrears, a rather strange system if you ask me, but then thats me coming from a PAYE system! I have used the calculators before, and know roughly my liability. I imagine, you have to make sure you have enough set aside to cover y...
by JakeF
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Quick tax question
Replies: 10
Views: 4139

Quick tax question

Primarily aimed at SMS and others, but just want a quick clear up of what my tax liability is likely to be and how it works, as my HR havent given me a clear answer. My situation: Joining IB as graduate officially in February, but will be in London for 2months until the middle of April, at which poi...
by JakeF
Sat, 06 Nov 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Newcomer's Lounge
Topic: Any graduate analyst moving to Singapore next year?
Replies: 12
Views: 6010

Just to keep from busting your bubble as well, I hope you're both right. :-| There have been P1 pass holders on this board who have had their passes not renewed in addition to those who were rejected outright. That's an even bigger bummer. But things have changed here. Nobody really knows how they ...
by JakeF
Sat, 06 Nov 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Hiiiiiiiii I got a job in singapore - but still some doubts
Replies: 3
Views: 4973

Re: Hiiiiiiiii I got a job in singapore - but still some dou

Hi Everybody, I am from India. I got a job in citibank as 1 yr contract through a consultancy in singapore. I have some doubts reg employment, employment pass, life and work culture please help me by answering the questions you know. 1. How was the background check goes (is it through consultancy o...
by JakeF
Sat, 06 Nov 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Newcomer's Lounge
Topic: Any graduate analyst moving to Singapore next year?
Replies: 12
Views: 6010

Meron, check your PMs. Im in the same boat coming from the UK. SMS, i understand you to be one of the most knowledgable people on the forum surrounding the MoM etc, but Id find it highly unlikely any one of the bulge bracket investment banks like the one I am joining in Feb and i imagine like the on...
by JakeF
Wed, 27 Oct 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Newcomer's Lounge
Topic: UK > Singapore round 2. 23/M
Replies: 6
Views: 3849

Hey guys. Thought it was about time i post on one of these :) . Ill be in Singapore from mid April next year, moving over to work in an investment bank in Raffles Place. 23/M from Nottingham/London in the UK. Drop me an email and keep me in the loop even if i cant make any of the meet ups until then...
by JakeF
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: The 183 day rule (tax residency)
Replies: 33
Views: 32138

Re: Resident or Non-Resident Tax Rates

So just to clarify, sorry for this, Im in the process of signing a contract and PwC sorting out my EP for the investment bank ill be joining next Feb-April time, i imagine itll be a >1yr EP and id be very surprised if it isnt... So the day i start earning in Singapore, ill be classified as a tax re...
by JakeF
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: The 183 day rule (tax residency)
Replies: 33
Views: 32138

Re: Resident or Non-Resident Tax Rates

sms[/quote] From the IRAS this afternoon...... Dear SMS, Under our tax residency rules, you will be regarded as a tax resident if you stay or work in Singapore for at least 183 days in a calendar year. The number of days in Singapore include weekends and public holidays. Please note that foreign emp...
by JakeF
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: An IT job in Singapore for a Westerner
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Investment banks will be your best bet. Quite a few have their Global ops stationed in Singapore. I know my bank does.. Im always calling Singapore :)
by JakeF
Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Dual Tax? Australian working in Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 5272

Matt, If its anything like the UK system, then as long as you are not in Australia for a certain number of days a year (UK is 183/365) then you do not have to pay tax on your salary earnt in Singapore. The other stipulation is as long as you dont spend an average of 90 days a year (over a 4y period)...
by JakeF
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Headhunters asking curent salary
Replies: 26
Views: 13142

would not recommend bumping up your current salary in the hope of 'encouraging' the potential employer to offer a bigger salary. Don't forget that on the EP application form you have to provide details of your previous employment and salary so you will be caught out or end up making a false declara...

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