Tax & Estate Planning

Get a lower tax bill in 15 minutes. Also, file your taxes by 18 Apr 2020.

Update: As part of support measures in light of the COVID-19 situation, the due date for filing of personal income tax returns has been extended to 31 May 2020. Tax season 2020 is here! If you’ve yet to file your taxes because, “still got time”, you’re not alone. But why risk it, especially when the consequences of accidentally missing the 18 Apr 2020 deadline are so not worth it? Here’s a quick way to make sure you’ve maximised your reliefs

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Tax & Estate Planning

What On Earth Is A Fiduciary?

DEFINE Recently, my significant other opened the idea of discussing about whether it is worth getting a fiduciary and a financial adviser. I focused on the former. A fiduciary’s duties and responsibilities goes beyond directing the individual (i.e., beneficiary) to his or her financial goals. The fiduciary acts for or on behalf of the beneficiary in certain circumstances. This is a bond established by utmost confidence and trust. A fiduciary is either a person or an organization who has the

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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 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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