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Freelancing on LTVP

Postby Ell » Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:32 pm

My partner and I are moving to Singapore very soon. She works for two main clients in Australia and South America. She will be on a Long Term Visit Pass. Can she still work for these two clients? What are the tax implications?

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Postby Saint » Thu, 13 Jan 2011 1:57 pm

Take a read of this thread which outlines basically no you can't work on a LTVP which is virtually the same as a DP.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 13 Jan 2011 6:06 pm

Saint wrote:Take a read of this thread which outlines basically no you can't work on a LTVP which is virtually the same as a DP.

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You can work on a DP. You cannot work on a LTVP. If you were not being paid in Singapore, you'd be under the radar. I think there is a thread somewhere that states that someone asked this question and was told it was OK as you are not being employed in Singapore.

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Postby Ell » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 6:49 am

Thanks a lot. So if she wants to get paid in Singapore is it best to form a company and get an Entrepass?

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Postby Ell » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 7:59 am

Or can I register Sole-Proprietor/Partnership (I am on an EP) and then get a LOC from MOM?

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working PR can set up Sole-Proprietor

Postby maydayof83 » Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:03 am

Hi,
I would like to know ....if a PR who is working at a company while he wants to set up a sole-proprietor (for extra income).
After setting up, apply WP for spouse who is currently on LTVP to run that sole-proprietor business.
It possible to set up sole-proprietor. I heard a working PR cannot do like that...
And if can, possible to apply WP for new set up sole-proprietor.
Thanks
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Re: working PR can set up Sole-Proprietor

Postby ksl » Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:43 am

maydayof83 wrote:Hi,
I would like to know ....if a PR who is working at a company while he wants to set up a sole-proprietor (for extra income).
After setting up, apply WP for spouse who is currently on LTVP to run that sole-proprietor business.
It possible to set up sole-proprietor. I heard a working PR cannot do like that...
And if can, possible to apply WP for new set up sole-proprietor.
Thanks
mayday


Yes you can set up a sole proprietor and employ your spouse. The LTVSP will be exchanged for a work permit in accordance with qualifications.

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Postby ksl » Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:46 am

Ell wrote:Or can I register Sole-Proprietor/Partnership (I am on an EP) and then get a LOC from MOM?
this is best for you if you are staying until end of your contract however the spouses DP is tied to the EP and runs out the same time. If you are staying long term it maybe worth while to look at registering a company.

The other thing is that your partner will not get LOC as this applies to legally married spouses only. She will have to exchange the LTVSP for a work permit
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Re: working PR can set up Sole-Proprietor

Postby maydayof83 » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 9:44 am

ksl wrote:Yes you can set up a sole proprietor and employ your spouse. The LTVSP will be exchanged for a work permit in accordance with qualifications.


thank a lot, ksl.
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Postby emink » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 4:04 pm

You can work on a DP. You cannot work on a LTVP. If you were not being paid in Singapore, you'd be under the radar. I think there is a thread somewhere that states that someone asked this question and was told it was OK as you are not being employed in Singapore.


Just wondering where this thread is? I can't seem to locate it. When you say under the radar, are you speaking about IRAS, MOM or both. Per other posts, it does not sound possible with out a company to provide an LOC but trying to make sure I'm understanding it all correctly.

I'm attempting to avoif another thread to ask very similar questions but please let me know if I should do so.

Much thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 5:50 pm

According to MOM you cannot work while in Singapore if you are on a LTVP. What we mean by under the radar is you will be possibly working illegally. The problem is, we cannot get a written answer out of them and depending on who you talk to, if you are working for an overseas company that does not have a presence in Singapore and does not require you to "conduct business with Singaporeans or Singaporean companies, then MOM says you do not need an employment pass.

HOWEVER

On the other side of the same coin, if you earn any income while on a residency visa of any sort, IRAS deems you are liable to pay income taxes to IRAS on that income as it was earned while in Singapore (regardless of what MOM says). Again, if the income is earned and deposited outside of Singapore, it's up to you to report it and pay taxes on it. If you don't, you are breaking the law.

While you are on a LTVP and LOC is out of the question. You have to be in a legal marriage and on a Dependent's Pass in order to utilize that.

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Postby vicwill » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:15 pm

Hi everyone,
Have had a read through all these comments to see if my question can be answered here but I'm afraid I am going to ask something further on the issue!!!
I am on an LTVP with my partner on an EP. I work in the performance industry and as such any work I apply for here will be bits and pieces, short contracts for different companies. So not worth their while to sort out an EP for me.
My question is what sort of consent or pass do I need to be self employed and keep it all above board, invoicing the different production companies and filing tax return etc
Any one out there had similar concerns?
When I put self employed into MOM website I get nothing!!
ANy help would be greatly appreciated

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:25 pm

vicwill wrote:Hi everyone,
Have had a read through all these comments to see if my question can be answered here but I'm afraid I am going to ask something further on the issue!!!
I am on an LTVP with my partner on an EP. I work in the performance industry and as such any work I apply for here will be bits and pieces, short contracts for different companies. So not worth their while to sort out an EP for me.
My question is what sort of consent or pass do I need to be self employed and keep it all above board, invoicing the different production companies and filing tax return etc
Any one out there had similar concerns?
When I put self employed into MOM website I get nothing!!
ANy help would be greatly appreciated



Read this

http://www.ica.gov.sg/news_details.aspx?nid=2839

Are you on LTVP or DP. LTVP are only meant for PR and local sponsored spouse and their family
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