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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 1:21 pm

beppi wrote:Income received for work abroad is NOT taxable in Singapore.
My case falls under this.
It does NOT matter where it is paid and if CPF contributed.
In my tax declaration, I just need to declare ZERO income for the period.
If IRAS has any questions, they will contact me. For that case they advised me to prepare some evidence of my residence and work abroad (e.g. work permit there, work contract or letter by the company).

Bizarre. Well, I'll eat humble pie, admit I was wrong and congratulate you...

Next question: are you planning to declare your income and pay tax in Taiwan, where it will be taxed more heavily than in Singapore? :?
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Postby econoMIC » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 4:23 pm

Saint, I do not think Beppi is very keen on going through the hassle of paying higher taxes in Taiwan then he would pay in Singers however I do not think he pretty much has a choice. If you do your tax declaration you have to state your income properly (including that earned overseas) and this being Singapore I am sure they would already know that he has been out of the country for quite a while in the tax year and thus has been non-tax resident. However IRAS certainly will not let him off the hook until they see proof that he paid his share in Taiwan as otherwise it will look like tax evasion. So I do not think he has a choice but to declare it and do everything the proper way in Taiwan as well.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 5:23 pm

jpatokal wrote:
beppi wrote:Income received for work abroad is NOT taxable in Singapore.
My case falls under this.
It does NOT matter where it is paid and if CPF contributed.
In my tax declaration, I just need to declare ZERO income for the period.
If IRAS has any questions, they will contact me. For that case they advised me to prepare some evidence of my residence and work abroad (e.g. work permit there, work contract or letter by the company).

Bizarre. Well, I'll eat humble pie, admit I was wrong and congratulate you...

Next question: are you planning to declare your income and pay tax in Taiwan, where it will be taxed more heavily than in Singapore? :?


Same here... but I would sure have tried to figure out a way to pay taxes in SG instead of Taiwan... now where is my humble pie spoon?


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