Eligibility for Spouse Relief Deduction in Income Tax

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Eligibility for Spouse Relief Deduction in Income Tax

Post by khan2712 » Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:20 am

For background, I am a foreigner on EP who got married in October 2020. Got my wife's DP IPA issued in November 2020. However, we only arrived in Singapore in late December 2020 and got out of SHN in January 2021. My wife's DP issue date is in January 2021.

Obviously, she has no income in Singapore in 2020 but since her DP was issued in January 2021, does that disqualify us from claiming Spouse relief in our tax filing ?

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Re: Eligibility for Spouse Relief Deduction in Income Tax

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:03 am

Seems not - https://www.iras.gov.sg/IRASHome/Indivi ... se-Relief/

To claim this relief, you must satisfy these conditions:

Your spouse was living with or was supported by you in the previous year; and
Your spouse did not have an annual income* exceeding $4,000 in the previous year. This condition does not apply to handicapped spouses.
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Re: Eligibility for Spouse Relief Deduction in Income Tax

Post by khan2712 » Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:32 am

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:03 am
Seems not - https://www.iras.gov.sg/IRASHome/Indivi ... se-Relief/

To claim this relief, you must satisfy these conditions:

Your spouse was living with or was supported by you in the previous year; and
Your spouse did not have an annual income* exceeding $4,000 in the previous year. This condition does not apply to handicapped spouses.
So, I can claim it even if my spouse on DP was not residing in Singapore in 2020 ?

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Re: Eligibility for Spouse Relief Deduction in Income Tax

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 04 Mar 2021 2:59 pm

I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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