Singapore Budget 2011 Highlights

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For individuals:

  1. One-off Personal Income Tax Rebate for Resident Individual Taxpayers
  2. Changes to Personal Income Tax Rate Structure for Resident Individual Taxpayers
  3. Tax Deduction of 2.5 times the Amount of Donation
  4. Tax Exemption on Alimony and Maintenance Payments
  5. Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) – Increase in contribution cap
  6. Higher Central Provident Fund (CPF) Employer’s Contribution Rate and Salary Ceiling
  7. Tax benefits for third party contributors of the Voluntary Cash Contributions to Medisave Account

For businesses:

  1. One-off Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Rebate or SME Cash Grant
  2. Enhancement of the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme
  3. Foreign Tax Credit (FTC) Pooling system
  4. Streamlining of the section 14B and section 14K Tax Deduction Schemes
  5. Enhancement of the concession for enterprise development – enhancing the claim of pre-commencement expenses
  6. Facilitate Employee Equity-Based Remuneration (EEBR) schemes by extending tax deduction to cover cost of parent company’s shares acquired through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) set up to administer EEBR scheme
  7. Renewal of Tax Exemption Scheme for Income Derived from Structured Products
  8. Tax Benefits for Voluntary CPF Medisave Contributions by Eligible Companies to Self-employed Persons (SEPs)
  9. Enhancement to deductions on donations

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