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Postby Suman_T » Sun, 20 Dec 2009 10:43 am

Hi

I am on DP and I am doing some bits and bobs for a company. It is just on casual basis and I am not going to earn more than 150 SGD in a month. Do I need work permit or anything else. Comapny pay me through Cheque- no cash in hand.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 20 Dec 2009 1:11 pm

Technically speaking, as a DP you have the right to form a company or business, then have that company or business apply for a letter of consent which is usually granted. That way, like an honest citizen, you record your monthly $150 and give the gahmen it's due.

Realistically, as a DP you can also open a checking account. So long as the checks make out to you match the checking account name, then no problem.

And, at $150 per month, you will not earn enough to pay Singapore income tax.

My take: You could fly under the radar with no real issues; and given the opportunity to create a business that can be demonstrated to be earning real money, I'd probably create the business.

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Postby Suman_T » Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:45 am

Thanks Strong Eagle for your input. I have saving account and payment will be transferred to that. What is Checking account? and what if I donot want to set up a business or company? Comapny for which I will be working is not giving me any letter. Sorry for stupid queries, but I am a complete novice here.


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