Tax & Estate Planning

15 minutes to a lower tax bill and smooth Tax Season 2019 (1 Mar – 18 Apr 2019)

Lower your tax bill by maximising the tax reliefs available to you, and pick up some tax filing tips for a smooth tax season. Tax season 2019 has begun, and like most Singaporeans, you may once again be required to file your taxes this year. From filing your taxes to utilising the tax reliefs at hand, here’s a quick way to a breezy tax season. 5 minutes: Find out if you are required to file your taxes this year To

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Tax & Estate Planning

Ultimate Guide To Singapore Taxing System

Aside from its undeniable cleanliness and thriving economy, foreign investors see Singapore as a country with an attractive corporate and personal tax rates. The Singapore taxing system is widely known for its tax relief measures, absence of capital gains tax, one-tier tax system, and extensive double tax treaties. What keeps this system going? To answer that question, we must dive in to different types of taxes. INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX As the name suggests, the individual income tax is imposed on

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Tax & Estate Planning

What are the taxation rules for NRI in Singapore?

Whether an Indian citizen leaves the country as a crew on an Indian ship or leaves the country for a job abroad, if s/he is not available in the country for more than 182 days in a year due to her/his job, s/he will be considered as a non-resident for tax purposes. It also includes Indian citizens who have settled overseas or are on deputation there – whether by getting hold of a permanent residential status e.g. a green card

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Tax & Estate Planning

What Happens To Your Finances When You Die In Singapore?

Technically speaking, all the monetary value that the deceased left behind belongs to his or her estate. This estate includes bank accounts, investments, and properties. The only exceptions are the assets held in the trust and the individual’s CPF money. All the assets will be frozen once a person passes away. The professional assigned to go through the departed’s Will is known as an executor. An executor is usually a family lawyer or a trusted relative. He or she applies

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Tax & Estate Planning

Should you DIY or pay someone to draft your will in Singapore?

It’s a misconception in Singapore that it’s necessary to hire a lawyer to draft a will. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anybody can draft a will for you. In fact, if necessary, you can even write your own will, and it can be a perfectly valid will after you pass on. While drafting wills does tend to lie within the domain of most estate-planning lawyers, many wills-drafting companies have also sprung up to service these needs. These companies

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