A 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is levied on all goods imported into Singapore. If you are a visitor, tourist, returning citizen or permanent resident of Singapore, you will be granted Tax relief for all new purchases (excludes liquor and tobacco) under these conditions :
|Period Away from Singapore||GST Relief|
|Away for 48 hours or more||$600|
|Away for less than 48 hours||$150|
Updated as of 1 Apr 2012.
GST is levied on goods purchased exceeding the above values. Tax relief will not be offered to work-permit, employment, student, dependent or long-term pass holders.
Duty Free Concessions
Enjoy Duty Free Concession if you
- are at least 18 years old and above;
- have arrived from countries other than Malaysia, and
- have been away from Singapore for at least 48 hours.
For further details on the Duty-free Concession and GST-relief, please visit the Singapore Customs website here.