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by PNGMK
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: CPF contributions >$7000
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: CPF contributions >$7000

Thanks, this was very helpful. I was planning on contributing to an SRS this year as well. I didn't realize the tax treatment was different to that of CPF. Brian https://www.drwealth.com/srs-singapore/ Good info. Also I think I've got some wrong info above - in fact quote wrong although I am right ...
by PNGMK
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: CPF contributions >$7000
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: CPF contributions >$7000

Personally I find the SRS tax rebate of ~$1000 far more attractive than the CPF relief as there is no variation and it's easy to do on the last few days of the year (drop a cheque into your SRS account). Google SRS if you don't know what it is. It's a fantastic rate of return. How is SRS tax rebate...
by PNGMK
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: CPF contributions >$7000
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: CPF contributions >$7000

There are three caps in play and frankly both the IRAS and CPF do a lousy job of laying it out. So here's my take - IANAL IANACPA 1. Total maximum contributions per year (aka CPF Annual Limit) which is the sum of EE and ER on your payslip PLUS cash top up total is $37,740 in YA17. CORRECT 2. Total t...
by PNGMK
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Please Help: How to get visa in Singapore?
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Please Help: How to get visa in Singapore?

I have posted many times on how to find work here in a international school. He may be able to.
by PNGMK
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Stert saving for your income tax bill
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Stert saving for your income tax bill

This calculator still has the old rates. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk The rates don't change I think but the rebate disappears. Sorry, I didn't understand the intent of your post. If the rates don't change from YA2017 to YA2018, then how does your tax increase by 25%? Sent from my Redmi...
by PNGMK
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Stert saving for your income tax bill
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Stert saving for your income tax bill

Wd40 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:Yes they do . You'd be surprised how cash poor some expats are.

There is a YA2018 calculator here: https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Quick- ... lculators/
This calculator still has the old rates.

Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk


The rates don't change I think but the rebate disappears.
by PNGMK
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Children maintenance payments - in advance or in arrears?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Children maintenance payments - in advance or in arrears?

If you don't pay it in advance you risk your ex running to the FC and making a scene... they will (and did to me) ask for proof of payment. Better to look the good guy/girl. Ok on re-reading I get the sense that you're the custodial parent. In that case explain to the none custodial parent that the ...
by PNGMK
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Stert saving for your income tax bill
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Stert saving for your income tax bill

Yes they do . You'd be surprised how cash poor some expats are.

There is a YA2018 calculator here: https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Quick- ... lculators/
by PNGMK
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Stert saving for your income tax bill
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Stert saving for your income tax bill

The budget for YA 2017 increased the top rate and move some brackets down. I expect about a 25% increase in my bill. Be prepared. IRAS has a calculator in their website.
by PNGMK
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Canadian in SG with tax questions
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Canadian in SG with tax questions

Canadians do need to be careful. My understanding is that is it very hard to be non resident for tax purposes as a Canadian.
by PNGMK
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Landlord & LL Agent unwilling to respond on replair request
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Landlord & LL Agent unwilling to respond on replair request

Repairing using authorized agent keep the bill deduct from the rent and be prepared for putting in a case to the small claims tribunal to get back your deposit.
by PNGMK
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Singapore PR for Indian Origin Canadian
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Singapore PR for Indian Origin Canadian

Hey Folks I am evaluating an offer that will move me from USA to Singapore that will pay me close to $200,000SGD a year. However I have been reading that indian origin folks are having a tough time getting a PR. I am wondering if anyone has an idea how my application will be treated? I am born in I...
by PNGMK
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Brag alert. My son just aced the O levels
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Brag alert. My son just aced the O levels

Even though I hated how much time he spends on IG/Snapchat etc and chatting to his friends that is the reality of Singapore today and I know it helped him to have that connection. I have come to terms with the snapchat use. One of mine is a heavy user. It did not come at the expense of in-person in...
by PNGMK
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Which passport to use - Belgian vs South Africa
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Which passport to use - Belgian vs South Africa

The Belgian tax system distinguishes between 'resident' and 'non-resident' taxpayers when it comes to determining what income is subject to taxation. As a general rule, Belgian residents are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-residents are only taxable on their Belgian source income. For SA ...

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