Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Relief23 Feb 2023
Parliamentary Question by Mr Leong Mun Wai:
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance why are married women without school-going children qualified to claim for Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Relief for their income taxes while divorced and widowed women without school-going children are not.
Parliamentary Reply by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong:
As announced in Budget 2023, the Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Relief will lapse with effect from the Year of Assessment 2025.
The Government continues to provide support through the concessionary migrant domestic worker (MDW) levy, which is targeted at those who need help caring for their dependants, including young children, elderly or persons with disabilities.