I'm an EP holder, do I have to pay tax?

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I'm an EP holder, do I have to pay tax?

Post by Chrise » Mon, 13 Nov 2006 11:43 am

Hi I have just started working here on an Employment pass. Can someone please advise if I am liable to pay income tax, and if so what is the pecentage.

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Post by guruvishwanath » Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:07 pm

Yep! No doubt about it. Check out IRAS web site. and you will get to know how much to pay.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:57 pm

This Inland Revenue links should answer all your questions:

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 13 Nov 2006 7:09 pm

...and for most people on most salaries, your taxes will be under 10%, payable as monthly installments.
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Post by bigfilsing » Fri, 17 Nov 2006 4:52 pm

and dont forget that you dont have to pay tax on days worked over seas!.
So, for example, if you have to return to headquaters in another country for a meeting or work on projects over seas do while you/ your company is based in Singapore. You don't pay tax.

Quite handy for people like myself who travel a lot or at least used to.

Good luck

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Post by jpatokal » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 10:18 pm

bigfilsing wrote:and dont forget that you dont have to pay tax on days worked over seas!.
...if a) your tax percentage is above 10%, AND b) you go above a certain threshold (100 days? can't remember), AND c) you started working in Singapore after a certain date, AND d) are not a citizen (three cheers for EP/PR!).

Link: http://www.iras.gov.sg/ESVPortal/iit/ii ... 14+nor.asp
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