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Please help! How much will i get taxed?

Postby English internshipstudent » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 2:01 am

I am starting an internship in Sinagapore. I shall receive $1000 a month. In England I wouldnt get taxed as i am still a student. Can anyone give me any information on how much i will be taxed in Singapore?

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what?

Postby what? » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 8:01 am

Students in England don't pay taxes?? That helps to explain why the rest of the population pays such a huge percentage....

Seriously, the company you are going to work for should be able to advise you on the tax situation - I would ask someone in HR and get a full understanding from them - there might be some sort of tax break for you as a student on your English taxes. (Admittedly, I don't know too much about how your tax system works, but I assume you will also have to file in England as well as here.)

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Postby Bafana » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 2:32 pm

How are you going to live on $1000.00 a month.

Even on the cheap its a hard call - Singapore can be very expensive.

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Postby Guest » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 5:21 pm

See iras.gov.sg under salaried employee - you'll probably pay very little tax

alana

Postby alana » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:26 pm

thanks for the advice guys. I have some more money so I shant be living on just that but itll still be tight because i tend to buy and soend at the expensive places!!

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 30 Sep 2004 7:46 pm

Is that US$1000 or S$1000? US$1000 is pretty bad but S$1000 is barely survivable. Do you get any benefits: housing, transport, ...?

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Postby English internshipstudent » Thu, 30 Sep 2004 9:23 pm

Nope, but i am only a student not qualified yet.So my budgets going to be tight,but because of savings i wont be so bad off.

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Postby Bafana » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 12:29 pm

English internshipstudent wrote:Nope, but i am only a student not qualified yet.So my budgets going to be tight,but because of savings i wont be so bad off.


OK, your choice lah - But have to advise you, you will be doing it tough and your savings will evaporate quick smart here.

If I was you I would ask the company your staying with to at least give you somewhere to stay - Please.

We are only lookin out for you best interests :D


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