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900,000 HDB Households to Receive GST Voucher – U-Save Rebate in October 2018

1.     About 900,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate in October 2018.

 

2.     The U-Save rebate is one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme. The U-Save rebate helps HDB households to offset part of their utilities bills, and therefore lower their overall household expenses. It is distributed every three months. The total expenditure on U-Save rebates is expected to amount to $280 million a year.

 

3.     Annually, the permanent GST Voucher – U-Save rebate has enabled households in 1- 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 have received support equivalent to about 1 to 2 months of their utilities bills.

 

4.     In October 2018, eligible Singaporean households will each receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $95, depending on their HDB flat type (see Table 1).

 

5.     As announced in Budget 2018, eligible households will receive an additional $20 per year ($5 per quarter) for 3 years, from 2019 to 2021. This will help households adjust to the carbon tax when it is implemented from 2019. The increase in U-Save will cover the expected average increase in electricity and gas expenses for HDB households arising from the introduction of the carbon tax.

 

Table 1: GST Voucher – U-Save for October 2018

HDB Flat type

Rebate given out in

Jul 2018

Rebate to be given in

Oct 2018

Rebate to be given in

Jan 2019

Rebate to be given in

Apr 2019

Total annual rebate

1- and 2-Room

$95

$95

$100

$100

$390

3-Room

$85

$85

$90

$90

$350

4-Room

$75

$75

$80

$80

$310

5-Room

$65

$65

$70

$70

$270

Executive/Multi-Generation

$55

$55

$60

$60

$230

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

For more information

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

Issued by:
Ministry of Finance
Singapore
1 Oct 2018

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