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Esther Mok

About Esther Mok

Esther Mok is a Fellow member of The Association of International Accountants, UK and an Approved Accredited Tax Advisor specializing in both Income Tax and GST with Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP). She has behind her more than 20 years of tax experience dealing with international and local clients.

Solidarity Budget 2020 (3rd Round of Strong Support Measures)

By |2020-05-14T18:39:49+08:00April 8th, 2020|Featured, Insights, Taxation|

On 6 April 2020, the Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat unveiled in Parliament, a 3rd round of a strong enhanced support measures to help tide business, workers and households through the COVID-19 outbreak which had taken a sharp turn both globally and locally. [...]

Singapore Tax Guide: Income Tax Act

By |2020-03-31T17:30:05+08:00March 31st, 2020|Guides, Income Tax Singapore|

Foreign companies looking to set up subsidiaries in Singapore should be well aware of the local corporate taxation laws. It is also vital for local business owners to keep abreast with the latest tax regulations in the country.  The Income Tax Act of Singapore is the law that governs both [...]

Personal Income Tax Rates in Singapore and in Asia

By |2020-03-31T17:00:04+08:00March 31st, 2020|Guides, Income Tax Singapore|

Individuals are required to file annual income tax returns to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and pay income tax at the local prevailing personal income tax rate charged on chargeable income. This applies to Singaporean citizens (SCs) and to Permanent Residents (PRs) as well as foreigners deriving [...]

Supplementary Singapore Budget 2020 – Second Stimulus Package

By |2020-05-14T18:41:20+08:00March 27th, 2020|Featured, Insights, Taxation|

On 26 March 2020, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the Resilience Budget for businesses and households in response to the accelerated spread of COVID-19 and is now a global pandemic. This second stimulus package provides a slew of new measures and enhancements to existing [...]

How to Open a Company in Singapore in 2020

By |2020-03-26T22:10:58+08:00March 26th, 2020|Guides, IRAS Income Tax|

Registering a company in Singapore is not a complex procedure. In fact, Singapore is ranked 2nd in the list of countries that offer the best environment for businesses according to the 2020 “Doing Business” report issued by the World Bank Group.  According to this report, there are only two procedures [...]

Tax Guide: Personal Income Tax Filing in Singapore

By |2020-03-26T21:48:39+08:00March 26th, 2020|Guides, IRAS Income Tax|

Individual taxes in Singapore are defined and collected by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). This institution has established different tax brackets and conditions for residents and non-residents working in Singapore. This guide for locals and foreigners will outline the process for annual personal income tax filing in [...]

Singapore Budget 2020 – Others

By |2020-02-21T20:50:28+08:00February 21st, 2020|Insights, Taxation|

NAVIGATION EV Early Adoption Incentive For Fully Electric Cars Road Tax For Electric Cars Road Tax For Petrol-Electric Cars Road Tax For Electric Motorcycles Road Tax For Electric Light Goods Vehicles (LGVS) And Electric Goods Passenger Vehicles (GPVS) With Maximum Laden Weight Of ≤3.5 Metric Tonnes [...]

Singapore Budget 2020 – Individuals and Households

By |2020-02-21T19:00:02+08:00February 21st, 2020|Insights, Personal Taxation|

NAVIGATION Individual Income Tax Rate Extension Of Withholding Tax Exemption For Non-Resident Mediators Extension Of Withholding Tax Exemption For Non-Resident Arbitrators Extension Of Concessionary Withholding Tax Rate For Non-Resident Public Entertainers (NRPEs) Lapse Of Angel Investors Tax Deduction (AITD) Scheme Rental Waiver For Hawkers Service And Conservancy Charges [...]

Singapore Budget 2020 – Goods and Services Tax (GST)

By |2020-02-21T15:40:28+08:00February 21st, 2020|Goods and Services Tax (GST), Insights|

NAVIGATION GST Rate 1.  GST RATE As announced in Budget 2018, the GST rate is planned to go up from 7% to 9% between year 2021 and 2025. This is necessary as the Minister foresee support in higher healthcare and other [...]

Singapore Budget 2020 – Corporate and Businesses

By |2020-05-14T18:41:43+08:00February 21st, 2020|Corporate Income Tax, Featured, Insights|

NAVIGATION Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Rate Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Rebate Property Tax (PT) Rebate Automatic Extension Of Interest-Free Instalments For Payment Of Estimated Tax Payable Enhancement Of Carry-Back Relief Scheme Option To Accelerate Eligible Claim On Cost Of Plant And Machinery (P&M) Option To Accelerate Eligible Deduction [...]