Tax Refunds for Resident Professionals

Professionals who are foreigners and physically present in Singapore for at least 183 days in the calendar year are eligible for tax refunds.

Qualifying for Tax Refund

To claim for tax refund, the resident professional must:

  1. Be physically present in Singapore for at least 183 days in the calendar year concerned; and
  2. Complete Form B.

Completing Form B

  1. Declare all sources of income derived from Singapore (e.g. income from professions and employment income);
  2. Enter the amount of withholding tax under the field "Tax deducted at source" and attach copies of Confirmation of payment letter; and
  3. Furnish a schedule of physical presence to show that the resident professional was physically present in Singapore for at least 183 days in the calendar year concerned.

Obtaining Form B

If the resident professional has not received the tax return by 15 Mar, the resident professional can:

  • Call 1800-356 8300 (or +65-356 8300 if overseas)
    Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (GMT +8) from Mon to Fri
  • Email us
  • Write to:
    The Comptroller of Income Tax
    Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
    55 Newton Road
    Revenue House
    Singapore 307987

Tax Rates

As a resident professional:

  1. The income will be taxed at resident rates .
  2. Tax withheld previously at non-resident rates will be offset against the tax computed at resident rates.
  3. Any excess tax paid will be refunded.

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