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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:10 pm



That's the one, but as you have already seen, you do not qualify for that. The other is a normal Employment Pass but with only a two month validity or it could even be more, but if you are here less than 60 days you will be exempt from taxes, over 60 but less than 183 you will be taxed at 15 % flat rate o your gross income. This is an IRAS ruling, not MOM. So actually it's two different 60 day period spans, not to be confused with each other. The short term workpass exempt is only for those that fall under the name categories, the 60 days in Singapore has to do with Income Tax rates. However, in both cases if here less than 60 days total for the year, you would not incur any tax liability. Here 61 days? Flat 15% on all.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 8:11 am

k4ktus wrote:Hi there

thanks so far for the answers. My company received a lump sum contract from a company in Singapore. But this is not somehow personal. Also the contract says, that all things belonging to work permit etc. shall be part of the contractor. Of course our personnel office is working on this issue, but I'm not sure if there doing right. In doubt I'll be the one who is convicted.
So a.) seems to be the most comfortable way to do because of the upon mentioned b) and c) is just not possible. What exact does the 60 days mean? Is it enough to go back to Germany for a week or something and then travel back with another 60 days?


You should pass them a couple of website pages to convince them that they should do it right.

Companies must be incorporated in Singapore in order to do business here.

http://www.acra.gov.sg/Company/Know+Mor ... ompany.htm
http://www.acra.gov.sg/Guide+for+Singap ... idents.htm
http://www.acra.gov.sg/Company/Starting ... ompany.htm

My recommendation is that you or HR speak to someone at MOM about your situation... maybe none of us knows an exception that exists.

Your situation has two facets... a legal entity in order to be able to do business, and a work permit for you.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 8:26 am

So i read the exemption link, and the more I think about it, this is completely absurd. So what happens when my US-based director comes to visit me for meetings? What if a peer from the US or elsewhere is here to collaborate on a project? They're in the country on SVPs, we have a rather large presence in Singapore (a few thousand employees), and are incorporated locally.

I can't imagine there isn't some provision that would make these visits legal, but I can't seem to find anything about it.

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Postby k4ktus » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 2:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:


That's the one, but as you have already seen, you do not qualify for that. The other is a normal Employment Pass but with only a two month validity or it could even be more, but if you are here less than 60 days you will be exempt from taxes, over 60 but less than 183 you will be taxed at 15 % flat rate o your gross income. This is an IRAS ruling, not MOM. So actually it's two different 60 day period spans, not to be confused with each other. The short term workpass exempt is only for those that fall under the name categories, the 60 days in Singapore has to do with Income Tax rates. However, in both cases if here less than 60 days total for the year, you would not incur any tax liability. Here 61 days? Flat 15% on all.


Provision of Specialised Skills

Providing expertise or specialised skills:
The commissioning or audits of new plant and equipment (including any audit to ensure regulatory compliance or compliance with one or more standards).
In the installation, dismantling, transfer, repair, or maintenance of any equipment, processes or machine, whether in relation to a scale up of operations or otherwise.


Thats's the exempt. Fits very good to me.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 3:47 pm

That's good if it does. Unfortunately, we only had the information you provided us. Sometime more info helps us to give you better answers. :-|

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Postby k4ktus » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 1:06 pm

Things have changed again a little bit. The Customer now sponsors me the work permit. But still there is time to bridge over. They said that it'll be okay to use the exempt pass until the work permit is ready from MoM. Can somebody confirm this?


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