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Work & living in Singapore, employed in HK on dependen p

Post by maralg » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 7:32 pm

Hi,

Can you help me?

I live here in singapore on a dependent pass.

I want to start working as a local manager for a company in China. They don't have an office here and I would work part time from home. Probably I would be employed by the office in Hong Kong.

Can I be employed in Hong Kong but work in Singapore on a employment pass?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:08 pm

Only if the company has a registered company here in Singapore and you are paid by the Singapore company. Otherwise, no.
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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:29 pm

You can work from home in Singapore on a DP, no problem, from Singapore side, other than the tax matter, there was a thread I remember reading, but dont remember whether or not you need to pay tax.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 1:15 am

See this thread: http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic94285.html

If you are providing no services in Singapore and are being paid by a foreign entity, then you can work.

If you provide any services in Singapore, then your company must have a legal presence here and you must have an employment pass.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 6:46 am

My reply was based on the fact that the company wants to hire him as a "Local" Manager for Singapore. To me, that says conducting business here. So, I still say no.
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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 8:57 am

Interesting. But, the link that SE posted only talks about tax treatment and not about legality(or the lack of it)

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:46 am

Wd40 wrote:Interesting. But, the link that SE posted only talks about tax treatment and not about legality(or the lack of it)
How do you reach that conclusion?

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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 9:42 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Interesting. But, the link that SE posted only talks about tax treatment and not about legality(or the lack of it)
How do you reach that conclusion?
Every sentence in the 1st post you made in that link has the word "Tax" in it.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:48 am

Beyond the tax issues, the question as to whether it is legal to do this is also addressed. And, as noted, there is nothing in the law which prevents such activities.

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