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Postby kurtrules » Fri, 22 Aug 2014 7:52 pm

Strange, why would someone pay tax if he/she is not working in the next FYI ? I mean ist the purpose of living/staying in singapore for > 183 days defeating itself if a person is not considered a tax resident even if the person is staying here more that. You sure that no tax is refunded ?

Thanks nonetheless though. Will write an email ti iras to confirm.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Aug 2014 8:47 pm

ecureilx wrote:
kurtrules wrote:And I take it that, you can file for a refund by visiting the IRAS, once you complete 183 days in Singapore?


you don't get a refund as i said

they will offset in the next year's tax due

I never heard of IRAS refund, unlike in other countries where tax authorities get scammed with refund requests :twisted:


Squirrel, you are totally off base this time. It's easy to get a refund. See it done often. Also, for your reference, here's the link as well for your info.

http://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/page.aspx?id=9878

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:20 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:]

Squirrel, you are totally off base this time. It's easy to get a refund. See it done often. Also, for your reference, here's the link as well for your info.

http://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/page.aspx?id=9878


I missed the context here

I was assuming OP will continue to work here, in which case Iras issues the equivalent of a credit note, and rarely have I heard of a refund!!! e

apologise in any case

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Postby overandout » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 4:54 pm

Apologies for hijacking the thread.

I have migrated from the UK to Singapore in early April this year and am a EP holder. I've started my employment in mid April and just recently resigned from my position. And will be moving to a new position shortly after. I understand that I would be settling my tax as a non-resident (15%) considering the fact that I have been in the country less than 183 days.

Question: At tax year end, would IRAS take into consideration the excess of tax that has been paid whilst calculating what I still owe or would I need to inform that whilst filling out the form?

Thanks all.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 5:49 pm

They will be aware and take it into consideration when computing your taxes. Very efficient that way.

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Postby overandout » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 6:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They will be aware and take it into consideration when computing your taxes. Very efficient that way.


Great thanks! Much appreciated. Loving SG efficiency...

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Postby Chathushka Perera » Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:22 am

Hi guys I also have a similar issue.

My completion of 183 days is on the 29th November. But my work end date is 10th Nov. So my plan is to stay till the 29th and lodge a claim meanwhile applying for other jobs.

I cannot afford to stay in Singapore any longer since I will have to pay a huge amount of tax on the 10th Nov. So I am planning survive till the 29th try to find a job if not lodge a claim and head back.

Will I be able to get a refund on the tax so that I can come back? If not I would not have enough money to come back here and pay rent.

Cheers


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