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Post by mrcrappy » Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:27 pm

Hi All,

As part of my job, I will likely spend over 183 days out of the country on business trips.

Looking on the internet, I can't seem to get a clear picture of how i will be taxed on my gross base salary.

Some people say that as long as I am being paid a salary into singapore by a singapore business entity, i will be taxed as a tax-resident(progressive) as the business travel constitutes part of my employment.

Others say i will be taxed flat 15% on the gross as an expat regardless.

Would be great is someone could clarify for me.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:46 pm

If you are based in Singapore and make business trips as opposed to being "assigned" to a location elsewhere, you are resident for tax purposes. If you are on an employment pass here, then you are considered resident for the duration of that pass.

As an aside, even if you are here less than 183 days in your initial year, but your employment pass was granted for at least 12 months, you wont be taxed at 15% that first year either. (provided which your EP isn't canceled before the end of the year. It that case then you would bite the big one, or should I say, it would bite you! :wink:
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Post by mrcrappy » Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:55 pm

thanks so much, potentially the best news I've had all year.
That's how exciting it has been.

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