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by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Stert saving for your income tax bill
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Stert saving for your income tax bill

IRAS has been giving rebates for a couple of years now. This year there are no rebates unless the announce one during the budget. So you will have a higher tax bill (if you HAD a tax bill in the first place).
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)

Which is the reason why I put

"the odds are that you will be treated as a tax resident" in my earlier post. I've had them given Resident rates if they are on at least a 12 month EP. It also might depend on the salary of the individual as well.
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Should we move to Singapore?
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Should we move to Singapore?

Using Strong Eagle's post as a starting point and also agree with what the other posters have said as well. I would not settle in Singapore unless you are willing to live with uncertainty of your residence status. If you both lose work permits, you'll be tossed in 30 days. Period. End. I have no hot...
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)

The IRAS website covers all scenarios except those who start work here after the 15th of November. These will not meet the 183 days by the final filing date of 15 April. But I do know of those who have been given resident rates even though they haven't met the 183 days spanning 2 years, hence my add...
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)

The IRAS website covers all scenarios except those who start work here after the 15th of November. These will not meet the 183 days by the final filing date of 15 April. But I do know of those who have been given resident rates even though they haven't met the 183 days spanning 2 years, hence my add...
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance

Depends on how long you are gone.
If you are planning on keeping your PR as a bolt-hold like some do, you will find that ICA is wise to those ruses now and will not think twice about giving you a 12 month REP renewal in order to get your affairs in order before you are bid farewell permanently.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)

Please read my comments with accuracy. "the odds are that you will be treated as a tax resident" That does not mean it's a guaranteed thing. Just means that "in all probability" Anecdotal evidence is pretty good but again. It's not an exact science. Otherwise, yeah, you read my r...
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Sponsoring Dependant Pass (DP) for newborn child
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Sponsoring Dependant Pass (DP) for newborn child

As long as you already have the EP you are not going to be subject to the new rules until such time as you have your EP renewed. Then you may or may not be subject to the new criteria. However, if you change jobs then you will automatically be adjudicated using the new criteria. So, I'd suggest you ...
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR PROCESSING
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: PR PROCESSING

Frankly, it's me should be telling you that. As if seeing 'his' profile is going to help you. :roll:
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Tax Residency Status - 111 Days in CY17 (365 in CY18)

Is your work visa for 6, 12, or 24 months? If for 12 months or more, the odds are that you will be treated as a tax resident. At least that's the way it's been with my staffs who come during the 2nd half of the year.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Cost of Living Comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 58090

Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Here is the link for the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index for the start of 2018.

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/
by sundaymorningstaple
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Need to Do X-Ray More Than Once
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Need to Do X-Ray More Than Once

That will probably cure the problem. slightly different angle and certain organs or tubes might no longer be in an overlapping position. Don't worry yourself too much. If you are not a smoker, and haven't a history of TB you probably have nothing to worry about. I was really concerned and fretted th...
by sundaymorningstaple
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Wedding Planner Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Re: Wedding Planner Wanted

Let's see now....... She posted that in April 2009 almost 9 years ago and she was getting married at that time. She hasn't made a post since 2011. You reckon she is still reading this forum?
by sundaymorningstaple
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: No more ICA PR Appointments from 18 NOV 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 5004

Re: No more ICA PR Appointments from 18 NOV 2017

The are slowly but effectively reducing the numbers of PR being given out and also the conversion from PR to SGC is being cut back accordingly. And to that, the metrics used for the quotas will be in line with either the current demographic percentages or the anticipated percentages that they are ai...
by sundaymorningstaple
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: S pass, quotas and long waiting times
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: S pass, quotas and long waiting times

Brilliant. =D> :roll: You had me fooled for a minute, I thought for sure you were from India and not the boot in the Med?

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