Query on Tax Refund

Discuss about life in Singapore. Ask about cost of living, housing, travel, etiquette & lifestyle. Share experience & advice with Singaporeans & expat staying in Singapore.
Post Reply
dksampat
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 5:13 pm

Query on Tax Refund

Post by dksampat » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 5:52 pm

Hello All,

My name is Kumar. I was (am still) employed in Singapore between 25-Oct-06 to 31-Dec-06 with total income of 9000 S$ in 2006. Since my total no of working days in 2006 has exceeded 60 days and is less than 183 days, I was taxed at flat 15% (approx. 1500 S$) .

I heard that, If I stay continuously in Singapore for 3 years (2006, 2007, 2008), then on the third year (2008), I can claim full/partial refund for my tax amount that I paid in the first year (2006)

1) Is this true ?

2) If yes, then what is the minimum date in 2008, in which I can claim my refund. In other words, can I raise a Claim Refund on the first week of Jan-2008 itself ?

3) Eventhough I was working for more than 60 days (65 days to be exact) in 2006, my total earnings at that time was less than 10000 S$. Under such conditions can I "request for a tax exemption" or "raise an assessment objection" with IRAS ?

Apologies for the lengthy mail.

Regards,
Dinesh

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39559
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 6:33 pm

Please do not spam the same message across multiple forums. Your other post has been unceremoniously deleted.

moderator
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

dksampat
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 5:13 pm

Post by dksampat » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 7:21 pm

Apologies for posting multiple times . Will be careful hereafter. Can anyone please answer my questions stated above ?

zjules
Regular
Regular
Posts: 125
Joined: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 10:20 am

Post by zjules » Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:33 am

Hi Kumar,
I was in a similar situation. Was here less than 183 days in 2006, and then changed employer a couple of months into 2007 (so again less than 183 days). As all tax has to be paid up before changing employer, i received tax assessment for 2006 at 15% and for what i had worked with old employer in 2007 at 15% also.
I wrote to IRAS and included a letter from my new employer saying that i was still employed in Singapore and plan to stay so. They reassessed for 2006 and 2007 at variable rate (3%)...
Just call them up or send a letter in...

User avatar
MblSH
Regular
Regular
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 2:12 pm
Location: Simei
Contact:

Post by MblSH » Tue, 31 Jul 2007 2:30 am

My refund have arrived in a year or so after my arrival to Singapore in the mail without me writing anything to anybody, so you may just have to wait a bit

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Staying, Living in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests