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Parliamentary Replies

Applicability of GST Offset Packages to Singaporeans Employed Overseas

28 Nov 2022

Parliamentary Question by Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim:

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance whether the GST offset packages apply to Singaporeans employed overseas with no reportable tax returns.

Parliamentary Reply by Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong:

The Assurance Package (AP) for GST and the permanent GST Voucher (GSTV) scheme are meant to offset Singaporeans’ GST expenses incurred in Singapore. To qualify for benefits such as the cash and MediSave top-ups under the AP and GSTV, the citizen must be residing in Singapore in the relevant year.