Pay duty and GST for overseas purchases with new Customs@SG app

Homepage of the Customs@SG mobile app.
Homepage of the Customs@SG mobile app.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CUSTOMS

SINGAPORE - It is now less of a hassle to declare and pay the duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) for overseas purchases when arriving in Singapore.

With the new Singapore Customs mobile app, Customs@SG, travellers with goods purchased overseas that exceed their duty-free allowance or GST relief are able to exit the checkpoint without having to stop at the Customs Tax Payment Office or kiosk.

The app allows travellers to make an advance declaration and payment before their arrival in Singapore. An e-receipt will be provided as proof of tax payment.

Those who are stopped for checks at the channel will only need to show their e-receipt.

Other than travellers, members of the public can also use the app which also allows users to provide tip-offs on suspected illegal cigarette peddling activities.

Feedback or queries to Singapore Customs can also be sent via the app.

The Customs@SG app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Travellers who prefer to make the declaration and payment online can also do so at www.customs.gov.sg.