880,000 HDB Households to Receive GST Voucher – U-Save Rebate in July 2017

 

About 880,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate in July 2017. As announced in Budget 2017, from this month, there will be an increase of between $40 and $120 to the annual GST Voucher – U-Save rebate to help households offset some of the increase in water prices. This increase is permanent (see Table 1). 

Table 1: Increase in GST Voucher – U-Save

Flat Type

 

1- and 2- Room

3-Room

 

4-Room

 

5-Room

 

Executive /

Multi-Generation

Annual U-Save

(from Jul 2017)

$380

($120)

$340

($100)

$300

($80)

$260

($60)

$220

($40)

Note: “↑$120” refers to an increase of $120.

 

GST Voucher – U-Save

2         The GST Voucher – U-Save rebate is one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme. The U-Save rebate helps HDB households offset part of their utilities bills, and serves to lower overall household expenses. It is distributed every quarter.  As at July 2017, the U-Save rebate is expected to cost $265 million over the next 4 quarters.

3        Annually, the permanent GST Voucher – U-Save scheme has enabled households in 11- and 2-room HDB flats to receive support which is equivalent to about 3 to 4 months of their utilities bills on average. Those living in 3- and 4-room HDB flats receive support equivalent to aabout 1 to 2 months of their utilities bills.

4        In July 2017, eligible Singaporean households will each receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $95, depending on their HDB flat type (see Table 2).

Table 2: GST Voucher – U-Save for July 2017

Flat type

Rebate to be received in

Jul 2017

Rebate to be received in

Oct 2017

Rebate to be received in

Jan 2018

Rebate to be received in

Apr 2018

Total rebate annually

1- and 2-Room

$95

$95

$95

$95

$380

3-Room

$85

$85

$85

$85

$340

4-Room

$75

$75

$75

$75

$300

5-Room

$65

$65

$65

$65

$260

Executive/Multi-Generation

$55

$55

$55

$55

$220

 

Note: Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for the GST Voucher – U-Save.

 

For more information

 

5       For more information on the GST Voucher – U-Save, members of the public can call SP Services at 6671 7117, or email customersupport@spgroup.com.sg. More information on the GST Voucher can also be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.

 

 

 

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Issued by: Ministry of Finance
Singapore
2 Jul 2017

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