Tax for Non-Residents

Tax-for-non-Residents

A person has to pay non-resident taxes, if he/she is a foreigner who has worked and stayed in Singapore for less than 183 days. At SingaporeAudit.com.sg, you’ll get complete assistance on taxation of non-residents in Singapore.

A person is considered as non-resident of Singapore when if he/she is a foreigner who worked and stayed in the country for less than 183 days in a year. Tax policies and structure for Singapore residents and non-residents are completely different. While a tax resident of Singapore is loaded with a series of tax incentives and benefits, a non-resident can hardly enjoy any kind of tax benefits in the city-state.

A non-resident Singapore will be taxed as below:

  • A person staying in Singapore for 61 to 182 days in a tax year will be taxed at 15% or resident rate, whichever is higher.
  • He/she may claim expenses and donation to save tax. However, being a non-resident Singapore, he/she is not eligible to claim personal reliefs.
  • Fees such director fees, consultant fees and all other incomes are taxed at 20%.
  • Employment income of a non-resident is exempt from tax if he/she is in Singapore on short-term employment for 60 days or less in a tax year.
  • This exemption does not apply to director of a company, a public entertainer or certain types of professionals such as foreign experts, speakers, consultants, trainers, coaches, queen’s counsels.

To get more information on the tax rates, policies and conditions for non-residents Singapore, please feel free to call us on +65-6536 0036 or drop a mail at info@singaporeaudit.com.sg .

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