Is it common to have housing/transportation allowances for someone relocating from Australia to Singapore? Anyone from Australia here?
I might be moving to Singapore to take up a regional position and am wondering whether I should have that as part of my package. Understand the tax rate is lower and I can most probably cover the higher rent/tranportation with tax savings.
All benefits are taxable, but tax is calculated on only a % of the benefit...
As for negotiation, if you feel you are not good at that, just compute what you have today and what you will get tomorrow, and present the facts to your employer... (of course, if you feel you are going to loose!). Since you are taking a risk by moving, you should get something out of it or at least make no loss.
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