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. Provide the following information to IRAS
    •  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 and
    • copies of the Confirmation of Payment letter on the withholding tax.

Obtaining Form B

If the resident professional has not received the tax return by 15 Mar, he can contact us.

    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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