International Tax

Singapore continuously reviews its international tax policy to ensure its economy remains a sustainable and attractive destination for businesses. Given its small domestic market, Singapore needs to support its home-grown businesses with relevant tools to venture into the larger international market. This enables Singapore-based businesses to expand overseas and reach out to a wider pool of international customers.

As a responsible international tax jurisdiction, Singapore also has in place an active policy of international tax co-operation to prevent and tackle cross border tax evasion.

Singapore’s international tax policy is conducted primarily through aspects of domestic law governing international taxation, avoidance of double taxation agreements and other agreements providing for international tax cooperation.

Recent Developments:

30 December 2016, Singapore and India Sign New Protocol To Update Bilateral Avoidance Of Double Taxation Agreement

27 February 2017, Tax Agreements With India And Uruguay Enter Into Force

3 April 2017, Singapore And Ghana Sign Agreement For Avoidance Of Double Taxation

20 Apr 2017, Singapore and Latvia Sign Protocol To Amend the Agreement for Bilateral Avoidance Of Double Taxation

3 Aug 2017, Singapore and Nigeria Sign Agreement for Avoidance Of Double Taxation 


View past updates here.



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Last Updated on August 03, 2017
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