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Shopping done overseas may be subject to GST

Published on Nov 21, 2012 7:38 PM
 
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. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

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.

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 S$600.

Those who are away from Singapore for less than 48 hours will get GST relief for goods valued at up to S$150.

 
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