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tri_npl
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Relocating from US to Singapore

Post by tri_npl » Wed, 24 Dec 2008 4:46 am

Looks like I will be relocating to Singapore in March for about 8 months. I work for a small company and will be doing Sales from Singapore to most of that part of the world. I was wondering what I need to do in terms of employment passes. Since I will be working for a company incorporated in the US do I still pay US taxes?

Very new to this whole expats thing.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 24 Dec 2008 7:09 am

First of all, you will need an employment pass. This means your company needs to incorporate a branch in Singapore. Secondly, you will be taxed on your world wide income in the US. You may be able to exclude a portion of your income depending on how long you are outside the US. Otherwise, it doesn't matter where in the world you work, you still have to report it on your US 1040. :(
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Re: Relocating from US to Singapore

Post by hideaki_o_o » Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:48 pm

tri_npl wrote:Looks like I will be relocating to Singapore in March for about 8 months. I work for a small company and will be doing Sales from Singapore to most of that part of the world. I was wondering what I need to do in terms of employment passes. Since I will be working for a company incorporated in the US do I still pay US taxes?

Very new to this whole expats thing.
Your employer needs to get the employment pass for you actually. I don't think there is very much you can do on your end except to go down to the ICA when needed. Yes you need to pay Singapore and US taxes.

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