About 10% of work permit holders paid income tax in 201127 Jun 2012
We refer to Dr Sng Hui Ying’s letter “Provide Figures on Work Permit Holders Who Pay Income Tax” (26 June 2012).
Work permit holders, such as domestic helpers, are generally semi-skilled or unskilled. They are unlikely to earn annual incomes above the taxable threshold of $20,000. Even so, about 10% of the work permit holders paid income tax in 2011.
Lim Bee Khim (Ms)
Director (Corporate Communications)
Ministry of Finance