Guide to Filing your GST Return

The Goods and Services Tax was first introduced in Singapore in 2003 as part of a government reform to shift taxes from an income-based to a consumption-based system to boost the nation’s international competitiveness. It is a broad-based consumption tax levied on the import of goods, as well as nearly all supplies of goods and services in Singapore.

GST registered companies must file for GST returns within a month after the end of their accounting period. This is a document that will contain all details regarding sales, purchases, tax collected on sales (output tax), and tax paid on purchases (input tax). The company is then required to pay the resulting tax liability to IRAS.

This section will go through the essentials on filing your GST returns.


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