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Overview of taxation in Singapore

December 2010 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by ATMD Bird & Bird LLP .

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This article provides an overview of income tax, goods and services tax and stamp duties in Singapore. The main inland taxes in Singapore are income tax, GST, property tax and stamp duties. These taxes are administered by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) as agent of the Government.

Income tax

Income tax is chargeable upon all income accruing in or derived from Singapore or received in Singapore from outside Singapore. Both residents and non-residents may be charged to tax on such income. Capital gains are not taxed. The Income Tax Act also deems certain income to have been derived from Singapore or to have been received in Singapore from outside Singapore.

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