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EP employee working from outside singapore

Post by expat_nando » Fri, 19 Mar 2021 3:41 pm

Hello experts!

I would like to know if an EP employee can work from outside Singapore while being on EP and getting paid in SGD? Will there be any tax issue, I suppose I will still need to pay SG taxes?
and is there a limit on the number of days/month one can work outside while on EP?

TIA!

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Re: EP employee working from outside singapore

Post by geloangelo101 » Fri, 19 Mar 2021 4:30 pm

Hi it depends on the environment of the company if they can do WFH outside SG while waiting for the safe entry pass to be approved. One of my friend is working overseas while waiting for the safe entry to be approved and still receiving a pay every month. For tax they will do the assessment every next year of March so you will still have to pay the tax.

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Re: EP employee working from outside singapore

Post by Myasis Dragon » Sat, 20 Mar 2021 2:07 am

If you are employed by a Singapore company, and that Singapore company is holding your EP, then you can be seconded to another country to work and still be considered resident in Singapore for tax purposes.

But, if you are working in another country for so long that you become tax resident there, then your company is obligated to hire you as an employee in that other country, through a company formed in that other country.

In other words, if you are working outside of Singapore for short periods, you're OK. Longer periods, your tax status changes.

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Re: EP employee working from outside singapore

Post by PNGMK » Sun, 21 Mar 2021 3:02 pm

There are exceptions MD. Dubai for example where there is no income tax.
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Re: EP employee working from outside singapore

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 02 Apr 2021 1:02 pm

expat_nando wrote:
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 3:41 pm
Hello experts!

I would like to know if an EP employee can work from outside Singapore while being on EP and getting paid in SGD? Will there be any tax issue, I suppose I will still need to pay SG taxes?
and is there a limit on the number of days/month one can work outside while on EP?

TIA!
You MAY be subjected to taxes in both Singapore and also in the country where you work from (if you exceed staying certain number of days in that country)

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