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by MikeJones
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: UK NON RESIDENTS NOW HAVE TO PAY TAX
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: UK NON RESIDENTS NOW HAVE TO PAY TAX

Not quite the same as the US, this is about residents of the UK who have (or at least claim to have) their permanent home offshore and their income is "earned" in the offshore jurisdiction and therefore do not pay UK tax on it. Lots of very wealthy a**holes use this to avoid paying large amounts of ...
by MikeJones
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Replies: 1
Views: 5090

Re: TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

Your Tax Identification number is your NRIC or FIN number, I'm on an EP so put my FIN in for this when asked by my UK bank.

Mike
by MikeJones
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to renounce British citizenship in Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: How to renounce British citizenship in Singapore

PNGMK is correct, you need to fill in a form and send it to the UK (assuming you're not from the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or British Overseas Territories) the following link gives you the steps to follow and a link to the form that needs completing: https://www.gov.uk/renounce-british-nationalit...
by MikeJones
Sun, 21 May 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Leaving SG - need some help
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Re: Leaving SG - need some help

From the ICA website https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=98#currency there is no limit but you must declare anything over $20,000.

Mike
by MikeJones
Tue, 09 May 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: know of a GOOD homeopath?
Replies: 50
Views: 63332

Re: know of a GOOD homeopath?

kxitingk wrote:hi there, im looking for a good homeopath for my acne issues. im sick of paying money to the derma, can anyone recommend me one?
Go to your bathroom and splash some water on your face you'll get the same effect as homeopathic medicines.

Mike
by MikeJones
Fri, 05 May 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 3895

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

From what I know of yes. All children need to be educated in Singapore from 7. If you don't tell the MOE you're home schooling they will assume the child is not being educated. I know a few familes doing homeschooling and they have all mentioned this requirement. I just checked with the SG homescho...
by MikeJones
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: make 4,000 SGD perday from Rich Sugar Mummy
Replies: 18
Views: 15712

Re: make 4,000 SGD perday from Rich Sugar Mummy

Malays bikies wear t-shirts with swastikas on them......But with the tension in the SCS at the moment and China's latest "black" paper, it might not be the best idea you've had. ;-) Not just bikies, former barmaid at my local bar was wearing a knockoff boy t-shirt similar to this: boy.png except it...
by MikeJones
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Terrorist Attack Warnings ..... Fake!
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Terrorist Attack Warnings ..... Fake!

The cops were too far away to stop anyone using their phone and I did wait until a bunch of other people had taken photos without getting shouted at before I tried it :) Thinking about it I'm not entirely sure there were any signs about not using your phone or taking photos like there usually are fo...
by MikeJones
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Incoming passenger (+transit) screening at Changi airport?
Replies: 17
Views: 7308

Re: Incoming passenger (+transit) screening at Changi airport?

Yeah I wondered about that when I added my post to the other thread :)

Mike
by MikeJones
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Incoming passenger (+transit) screening at Changi airport?
Replies: 17
Views: 7308

Re: Incoming passenger (+transit) screening at Changi airport?

As per my comment in the other thread, the 5pm flight from Manila (SQ919) last Friday, had the extra screening on arrival. I was on the same flight a month ago, and the earlier 2pm flight (SQ917) in October and September with no extra screening. I wonder what triggers it as well. I'm pretty sure tha...
by MikeJones
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Terrorist Attack Warnings ..... Fake!
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Terrorist Attack Warnings ..... Fake!

Just arrived on the 5pm flight from Manila and here is the extra security queue after getting off the plane http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161209/fb991c68380b6c347d6c4def3ee6d2a8.jpg This was terminal 3 and only appears to be 3 or 4 gates at the far end. Took about 25-30 minutes to get through, p...
by MikeJones
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Terrorist Attack Warnings ..... Fake!
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Terrorist Attack Warnings ..... Fake!

I had the extra screening as x9200 describes about a year ago. Think I was on a flight back from Indonesia, but as described it was a bunch of gates affected in the wing. I wondered at the time if it was going to become the norm but never saw it again and I travel pretty regularly. I'll be flying ba...
by MikeJones
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: I read somewhere that an EP goes 5 step process
Replies: 10
Views: 1858

Re: I read somewhere that an EP goes 5 step process

I think you are confusing the internal MOM process with the steps for applying and receiving an EP (as per the steps listed in the linked website). If MOM need more information from you they will ask, if they need to vet your qualifications they will contact the relevant institutions or agencies. On...
by MikeJones
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Advice on Location and Salary
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

Re: Advice on Location and Salary

No, the 15% rate is only if you are non tax resident i.e. In the country less than 6 months, you may have to pay that rate the first year depending on when you arrive.


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