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can tourist claim back GST?

Postby durain » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:25 am

can a tourist visiting singapore claim back the GST for things like watches?

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 1:53 am

Yes but make sure the shop displays the tax free logo and the reciept is kept and produced at the GST reclaim counter at the airport on the outward journey within two months;

http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/what_to_do/shopping/shopping_tips.html

(scroll down for some distance in the above link)

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Postby durain » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 4:24 pm

excellent. thanks for the info.

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Postby Matney » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 9:20 pm

Just curious....as I no longer live in Singapore, but return on a regular basis(about every 6 weeks) due to daughter's braces, can I claim the GST tax rebate?

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Postby skye » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:37 pm

Yes, if you enter on a SVP stamp in your passport as a tourist, you can claim the tax back.

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Postby durain » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:04 am

i checked with the shop today and they do the refund of GST, unfortunately not the full 7% as there's handling charges, etc. nvm, better some than nothing. :)

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Postby Superglide » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 7:35 am

Matney wrote:Just curious....as I no longer live in Singapore, but return on a regular basis(about every 6 weeks) due to daughter's braces, can I claim the GST tax rebate?


Like SMS said: Make sure the braces carry the tax free logo! :twisted:

Ok, I get my coat now... (quoting the one and only Baron Greenback...). :wink:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 1:59 pm

Twernt me! Honest! :o

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Postby Matney » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 4:56 pm

Aren't we funny!! :shock: I couldn't do the braces as we lived in Singers when they were installed. I'm talking about things I can't purchase here...vacuum comes to mind. Boring I know. :wink:

How are things with you Superglide? Everyone settled in your new abode I hope. Cats travelled well?

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Postby Superglide » Fri, 28 Mar 2008 2:19 am

Yup, all ok. Finally settled down, our belongings arrived last Tuesday (4 months of living from a suitcase isn't that attractive, I tell you), the cat is having the time of her life here, she adapts very well, amazing.

Great job, mrs Superglide loves it here in Amsterdam, so: it's all good. :)

Brunei ok?
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Postby Matney » Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:31 am

Brunei....great place to visit, but wouldn't want to live here (too long). Glad to hear everything has arrived and things are getting back to 'normal'.


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