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Post by kalyani » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 4:44 pm

one of the docvuments asked is income tax notice assessment for 3 years

i have been in sg only for one year. do i have to submit from my previous country or is this to be submitted for those who were assesed for SG income tax...

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Re: PR

Post by Saint » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 4:54 pm

kalyani wrote:one of the docvuments asked is income tax notice assessment for 3 years

i have been in sg only for one year. do i have to submit from my previous country or is this to be submitted for those who were assesed for SG income tax...
To be honest, I wouldn't even bother applying until been in SG for a least 2 years. Have a read of the many recent PR posts and the number of rejections. Being here for only a year you probably wont get past first base.

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Re: PR

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 5:14 pm

Saint wrote:
kalyani wrote:one of the docvuments asked is income tax notice assessment for 3 years

i have been in sg only for one year. do i have to submit from my previous country or is this to be submitted for those who were assesed for SG income tax...
To be honest, I wouldn't even bother applying until been in SG for a least 2 years. Have a read of the many recent PR posts and the number of rejections. Being here for only a year you probably wont get past first base.
Depends under which scheme the application is done. If you apply as a spouse of a Singaporean you could get it done faster. But yes in most cases 1 year sounds a bit short. 4-5 would be a safer bet, I mean we're talking about 'permanent' residents after all.

I gave them 3 years of tax assessments from European tax-hell, which probably made me look like a rich bloke as here I'd have to make about half a mill to pay the same tax. Funnily enough the assessments didn't state my salary (nor the fact that we were taxed as a family unit including my wife's salary too), but only how much was deducted during the year, and whether I had to pay more or would I receive something back.

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Re: PR

Post by econoMIC » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 7:47 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Saint wrote:
kalyani wrote:one of the docvuments asked is income tax notice assessment for 3 years

i have been in sg only for one year. do i have to submit from my previous country or is this to be submitted for those who were assesed for SG income tax...
To be honest, I wouldn't even bother applying until been in SG for a least 2 years. Have a read of the many recent PR posts and the number of rejections. Being here for only a year you probably wont get past first base.
Depends under which scheme the application is done. If you apply as a spouse of a Singaporean you could get it done faster. But yes in most cases 1 year sounds a bit short. 4-5 would be a safer bet, I mean we're talking about 'permanent' residents after all.

I gave them 3 years of tax assessments from European tax-hell, which probably made me look like a rich bloke as here I'd have to make about half a mill to pay the same tax. Funnily enough the assessments didn't state my salary (nor the fact that we were taxed as a family unit including my wife's salary too), but only how much was deducted during the year, and whether I had to pay more or would I receive something back.
Haha, dito! Fortunately ICA asks for GROSS Salary, not net and adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity. At least for once the 40% income tax + national insurance in the UK was good for something.

@OP: If they ask you for your tax returns of the last three years for PR purposes then you have to provide them. Doesn't matter whether they are from Singapore or Timbuktu. Your equivalent of a P45 should do.
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Re: PR

Post by Saint » Sat, 26 Sep 2009 12:46 am

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Saint wrote:
kalyani wrote:one of the docvuments asked is income tax notice assessment for 3 years

i have been in sg only for one year. do i have to submit from my previous country or is this to be submitted for those who were assesed for SG income tax...
To be honest, I wouldn't even bother applying until been in SG for a least 2 years. Have a read of the many recent PR posts and the number of rejections. Being here for only a year you probably wont get past first base.
Depends under which scheme the application is done. If you apply as a spouse of a Singaporean you could get it done faster. But yes in most cases 1 year sounds a bit short. 4-5 would be a safer bet, I mean we're talking about 'permanent' residents after all.

I gave them 3 years of tax assessments from European tax-hell, which probably made me look like a rich bloke as here I'd have to make about half a mill to pay the same tax. Funnily enough the assessments didn't state my salary (nor the fact that we were taxed as a family unit including my wife's salary too), but only how much was deducted during the year, and whether I had to pay more or would I receive something back.
I'm taking an educated from guess that it's not a PR application due to having a Singaporean spouse, I maybe wrong but......

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Re: PR

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Sat, 26 Sep 2009 1:31 am

Saint wrote:
I'm taking an educated from guess that it's not a PR application due to having a Singaporean spouse, I maybe wrong but......
Valid point, and my guess with limited information is no better than yours. but I still think that if you wish to apply for a PR you better be able to "check all the boxes". If it says 3 years tax assessments and doesn't specify where those tax assessments come from it will only support your case to have 3 years, instead of having 1 year.

What I learned in my life about dealing with governments is that it is better to fill in all the checks, and don't ask any difficult questions. Worked out fine so far.

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