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The Singapore Tax Story

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Taxes have been around for as long as civilisation itself. Modern Singapore founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was meant to be a free port. William Farquhar first introduced taxes to bring in revenue to develop our island. Taxes have evolved to become an integral part of the Government’s fiscal policy and a key pillar in nation-building.
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