Not exactly... from a very similar set of circumstances... DP working remotely... no business activities in Singapore:BBCWatcher wrote:Work is where she performs it, not how long the wire is between her and her clients. So at least from a tax point of view Singapore is where she'll be taxed.
Whether she requires and can obtain work permission is a separate question.
That's straight from MOM.Dear Mr Wayne
Thank you for your email on 08 April 2015.
Dependent Pass holder is not required to hold a work passes if he/she does not represent their overseas employer for any work related purposes while in Singapore. The foreigner may also perform work for the overseas employer via electronic or telecommunication from their home.
To summarize then: Your wife will not require a work permit as long as the company she works for renders no services in Singapore. She will have to file annual personal income tax returns and if she is resident in Singapore for more than 183 days, it will be at the resident tax rate.IRAS: Generally, foreigners rendering services in Singapore on behalf on their foreign employers will be taxed on income earned for the period that they render their services in Singapore, even if their income is not received in Singapore. The taxable income includes salary, allowances, benefits-in-kind, accommodation etc provided by the overseas employer or Singapore company for the period the employee was in Singapore. In this case, the individual is rendering her services in Singapore on behalf of her Canada employer. Hence the remuneration paid/provided to her from both Canada and Singapore during her stay in Singapore is subject to tax in Singapore. For more information, please refer to Working for Foreign Employers.
How is that "Not exactly"? It's exactly what I wrote: a separate question. The answer to that question depends on the scope of the (remote) work, as the Ministry of Manpower indicated.Strong Eagle wrote:Not exactly... from a very similar set of circumstances... DP working remotely... no business activities in Singapore....
That's bullsh*t, BBCW. It wasn't my circumstances at all (I was a PR, remember?), it was a series of questions I posed to MOM and IRAS based upon numerous related posts on the boards regarding employment at a distance while living in Singapore. Other questions pertained to non-resident directors.BBCWatcher wrote:I would ask the Ministry of Manpower again. That letter was addressed to Mr. Wayne and his circumstances. It is not MoM guidance that applies to anybody else.
It is impossible for us to know that based on the limited information provided, and moreover MoM's advice to one individual is not evidence of current policy. (And MoM never represented it as such.) When you get an individual determination from MoM you get an individual determination. Nothing more, nothing less.Strong Eagle wrote:In this case, the situation is identical... both the MOM and IRAS responses are applicable.
The man can't tell the difference between circumstance and policy.sundaymorningstaple wrote:No wonder Britain stepped on it's own toes on the 23rd. There's a good example of the reasons why.
Jeez SMS he's no Brit.sundaymorningstaple wrote:No wonder Britain stepped on it's own toes on the 23rd. There's a good example of the reasons why.
That's useful information!JR8 wrote: 'The 5 Countries Without Income Taxes - Bermuda, Monaco, the Bahamas, Andorra and the United Arab Emirates'
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