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Remote working situation for dependent pass holders

Post by hx2022 » Wed, 26 Jan 2022 8:20 pm

Hi Everyone,

Posting my personal situation here hoping to find some advice / people who have gone through the same thing.

I am currently in Singapore on employment pass, and my husband is employed in the US. We want to get a dependent pass for him to be able to visit me (however he will still be staying in Singapore for less than 6 months out of a year). He plans to keep his job as a software engineer for his US employer. The employer is a global company but the legal entity of his contract is US-based, and has no business in Singapore.

Would this be feasible? We are fine to pay income taxes in Singapore however it should be assessed, but just want to make sure we are not breaking any employment law here.

Thank you very much in advance for your help and support!
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Re: Remote working situation for dependent pass holders

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 27 Jan 2022 1:44 am

Don’t see why this would be an issue. If his work is based in the US and he’s paying US taxes, there should be no problem with him staying here and working remotely.

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Re: Remote working situation for dependent pass holders

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:44 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 1:44 am
Don’t see why this would be an issue. If his work is based in the US and he’s paying US taxes, there should be no problem with him staying here and working remotely.
On A DP - you are not allowed to work. Not sure if remote work will violate this.

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Re: Remote working situation for dependent pass holders

Post by hx2022 » Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:06 am

For anyone wondering - I called MoM and they said this situation is acceptable, as long as we pay the taxes due in Singapore. Also make sure the dependent pass holder's job does not interfere with local business at all - not meeting clients, not signing contracts in SG.

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Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:26 am

hx2022 wrote:
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:06 am
For anyone wondering - I called MoM and they said this situation is acceptable, as long as we pay the taxes due in Singapore. Also make sure the dependent pass holder's job does not interfere with local business at all - not meeting clients, not signing contracts in SG.
Better to get this in writing over an email to make things safe.

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Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 28 Jan 2022 1:53 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:44 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 1:44 am
Don’t see why this would be an issue. If his work is based in the US and he’s paying US taxes, there should be no problem with him staying here and working remotely.
On A DP - you are not allowed to work. Not sure if remote work will violate this.
I know, my thought was that since the work was not being done in SG it would not be in violation.

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Re: Remote working situation for dependent pass holders

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 28 Jan 2022 1:55 am

hx2022 wrote:
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:06 am
For anyone wondering - I called MoM and they said this situation is acceptable, as long as we pay the taxes due in Singapore. Also make sure the dependent pass holder's job does not interfere with local business at all - not meeting clients, not signing contracts in SG.
Very good that you went ahead to confirm, this was what I had in mind. As long as the business is not being done in SG I can’t imagine any issues.

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Re: Remote working situation for dependent pass holders

Post by sahilgujral » Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:19 am

Can you please share the link or the mail received by MOM?

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Re: Remote working situation for dependent pass holders

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 21 Nov 2022 2:46 pm

sahilgujral wrote:
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:19 am
Can you please share the link or the mail received by MOM?
Did you, at the very least, take the time to read the thread? If you did you will understand why nobody has replied. Did you use 'Google' to get here? :-k Your photo could be thought of as being accurate. To laid back/lazy to do anything for yourself.
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