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:

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

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

24 August 2016, Singapore and Ethiopia Sign Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation

11 November 2016, Singapore and Laos Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Info Force

25 November 2016, Protocol to Singapore-Russia Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Info Force

8 December 2016, Regulations On The Standard For Automatic Exchange Of Financial Account Information In Tax Matters Published

16 December, Singapore-South Africa Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation

View past updates here.

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Last Updated on February 27, 2017
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