Travellers carrying goods with values exceeding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) relief and duty-free allowance have to declare the goods at the Customs Red Channel at checkpoints, for the payment of tax. Kevin Lim/The Straits Times
Travellers carrying goods with values exceeding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) relief and duty-free allowance have to declare the goods at the Customs Red Channel at Singapore's checkpoints, for the payment of tax.
All goods brought into Singapore, such as new articles, souvenirs, gifts or food items meant for the traveller's own use or consumption, are subject to 7 per cent GST.
Travellers who spend more than 48 hours overseas will get GST relief for goods valued at up to 600 Singapore dollars (US$490).
Those who are away from Singapore for less than 48 hours will get GST relief for goods valued at up to 150 dollars.
GST will be levied on the amount exceeding the value of the goods eligible for GST relief.
Travellers should produce the receipts of their overseas purchases so that the amount of tax to be paid can be computed. The tax or duty can be paid at the Singapore Customs Tax Payment Office or at the self-service Tax Payment Kiosk at the checkpoints.
US$1 = 1.22 Singapore dollar
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