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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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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Tax & Estate Planning

5 Reasons to Create a Will in Singapore

While there has been an increase in the number of younger people making wills in Singapore [1], there still seems to be a lingering taboo over the creation of something Singaporeans perceive to be morbid. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, nothing is sure in life except death and taxes, and we all need to realize this fact and plan ahead for the future. Generally, it tends to be a good idea for anyone to create a will. However, it’s even more

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