Two Companies and a Director Convicted for Making Fraudulent PIC Claim

Two Companies Making Fraudulent PIC Claim

Two Companies and a Director Convicted for Making Fraudulent PIC Claim One IT Distribution Pte Ltd (“One IT”) and its director, Alan Ang Soon Teck (“Alan Ang”), have been convicted of assisting Chuan Huat Electronics Pte Ltd (“Chuan Huat Electronics”) to obtain a higher amount of Productivity and Innovation Credit (“PIC”) cash payout which Chuan…

Singapore’s Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements with Rwanda and Thailand Come into Force

Double Taxation Agreements with Rwanda and Thailand

Filing of Income Tax Computations in Functional Currencies Other Than Singapore Dollars The new Singapore-Rwanda Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) and a revised Singapore-Thailand DTA enter into force on 15 February 2016. The DTAs provide clarity on tax matters and eliminate double taxation relating to cross-border transactions between Singapore and the respective jurisdictions. The…

Wage Credit Scheme

Wage Credit Scheme Payouts for 2016

Wage Credit Scheme Payouts for 2016 Employers are reminded to make CPF Contributions for employees by 14 Jan 2016 to receive Wage Credit Scheme payouts Employers of eligible Singaporean employees are reminded to make the full CPF contributions for these employees by 14 January 2016 in order to receive the third tranche of Wage Credit…

Singapore-Luxembourg Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Into Force

Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements

Singapore-Luxembourg Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Enter Into Force The revised Singapore-Luxembourg Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) entered into force on 28 December 2015. The revised DTA lowers the withholding tax rates for dividends, interest and royalties, lengthens the period test for determining permanent establishments as well as provides a more mutually favourable tax…

The Significance of Stamp Duty

The Significance of Stamp Duty

Tax duty refers to the legal documents that pertain to the transmission of assets. This task is customary in countries that are included in the Commonwealth of Nations such as Singapore, the US and Australia. When a stamp duty is enforced, the tax is allocated on the reassignment of the property such as homes, buildings,…