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Parliamentary Replies

Discovery of Tax Loophole of Non-bare Trusts

02 Aug 2022

Parliamentary Question by Ms Hazel Poa: 

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance (a) how was the tax loophole of non-bare trusts discovered; and (b) when was it discovered..

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

This issue was addressed during the Second Reading of the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill 2022. As explained, trusts can be set up for different reasons and involve highly complex arrangements. MOF looked into this as part of our periodic policy review, and did a thorough study into the issues, before deciding to move on the legislative amendments.