Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance

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Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance

Post by reilog1 » Tue, 16 Jan 2018 6:02 pm

Dear All,

My HR informed that if I am leaving SG for more than 3 months after cessation from my current job, I will have to do the tax clearance

Else, I will need to sign the undertaking letter from IRAS saying that I will not leave Sg permanently.

My concern is, if I go for the tax clearance, will I have a bad reputation in the SG government because I had an intention to leave the country and this will affect when I need to renew my PR later on.

Please advice

Thanks

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Re: Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Jan 2018 9:23 pm

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.
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Re: Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance

Post by reilog1 » Wed, 17 Jan 2018 2:19 pm

but my REP now is valid for 5 years.. Can they change my REP validity to 12 months when I leave the country?

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Re: Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance

Post by jamie9vardy » Wed, 17 Jan 2018 9:42 pm

reilog1 wrote:but my REP now is valid for 5 years.. Can they change my REP validity to 12 months when I leave the country?
They won't change your REP validity to 12 months when you leave SG. However, when your REP is due for renewal, ICA may renew it for 12 months instead of the usual 5 years if you remain outside SG and/or not gainfully employed in SG (i.e. no CPF contribution, no tax, etc) at the point of renewal.

So when does your REP expire?

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Re: Singapore PR leaving SG - Tax Clearance

Post by GSM8 » Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:18 pm

reilog1 wrote: My concern is, if I go for the tax clearance, will I have a bad reputation in the SG government because I had an intention to leave the country and this will affect when I need to renew my PR later on.
Did you get your PR under PTS, or as spouse of Singapore citizen? You may have slightly more slack in case of the latter

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