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    Originally posted by Klause
    YAY! One more taxpayer to help us ! YAY!

    Wish you like your RED passport :P
    eh hello, non-PR also got to pay tax lah ... and PR don't get RED passport, as they are still citizen in their home country, so still hold their country's passport.

    Got my PR very shortly after I applied for employment pass - in fact, during the interview for the employment pass, the officer asked me if I interested to become PR. So fill in the form there and then, and voila, 2 months later become PR.

    And just last month, SIR sent me form ask me if I want to become Singapore Citizen or not ...

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    Originally posted by Darren
    And just last month, SIR sent me form ask me if I want to become Singapore Citizen or not ...
    hehehe. i never got that form and don't wish to get it anyway! being a PR is good enough as it still gives me flexibility to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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    Congrats for ur PR, Doods

    Originally posted by Darren
    And just last month, SIR sent me form ask me if I want to become Singapore Citizen or not ...
    Congrats on da offer, Darren...

    So after how long ICA finally offer u a citizenship?

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    Originally posted by henavs
    Congrats for ur PR, Doods
    Congrats on da offer, Darren...

    So after how long ICA finally offer u a citizenship?
    hmmm... got my PR November 2001 so prob about 1.5 yrs.

    And i have to agree with munfai that being a PR is good enough, cos the only extra benefit I get from being a citizen is the ability to vote ... oh and those ERS, EPS, NSS shares thingie, but thats not a big financial incentive.

    If SIR/ICA give me 50% tax break as citizen, I will be the first to submit my citizenship papers liao ...

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    oh then it shouldn't be a problem.

    being in singapore for a long time already makes things easier.
    how about HK citizen with BNO passport but not working in SIN??
    is it easy for her to apply for PR ??

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you people.

    Thanks to all you peeps who participated in this thread.

    This PR really helps me as I have two kids who are in Primary 1 and kindergarten and somehow saves me a bit plus having a CPF really a great savings for me ...unlike before I got my PR, it really drains all my pocket .



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    Originally posted by Doods
    Thank you, thank you, thank you people.
    having a CPF really a great savings for me ...unlike before I got my PR, it really drains all my pocket
    word of advice on CPF - make sure that your employer follows the guidelines on the PR deduction for CPF - as a new PR, you don't have to deduct the full amount (20%) for CPF, there is a schedule to slowly increase CPF contributions.

    However, if your employer tells you that you HAVE to deduct FULL CPF contributions, then you need to apply to CPF to have them RECOGNISE and ACKNOWLEDGE that you are contributing the FULL MANDATORY amount. Otherwise, IRAS will TAX you based on the PR contributing schedule (eg, they only recognise a PORTION of the CPF deduction as MANDATORY contribution, the rest being VOLUNTARY and TAXABLE) - I found this out the hard way and end up paying a LOT more tax than necessary ...

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    Originally posted by Darren
    hmmm... got my PR November 2001 so prob about 1.5 yrs.

    And i have to agree with munfai that being a PR is good enough, cos the only extra benefit I get from being a citizen is the ability to vote ... oh and those ERS, EPS, NSS shares thingie, but thats not a big financial incentive.

    If SIR/ICA give me 50% tax break as citizen, I will be the first to submit my citizenship papers liao ...
    Tats quit fast, u must have done a lot of good deeds
    Me hav to wait till next yr to apply for citizenship...

    Well, not every country is as fortunate...
    With my country passport, we have to go through lotsa trouble & interrogation just to apply visa to some countries. When we travel, we're always da one who got suspicious stare at da checkpoint...

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    Originally posted by henavs
    Tats quit fast, u must have done a lot of good deeds
    see my above post on TAX ... maybe thats why

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    Originally posted by Darren
    see my above post on TAX ... maybe thats why


    Thx for advice tho

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    Originally posted by Darren
    word of advice on CPF - make sure that your employer follows the guidelines on the PR deduction for CPF - as a new PR, you don't have to deduct the full amount (20%) for CPF, there is a schedule to slowly increase CPF contributions.

    However, if your employer tells you that you HAVE to deduct FULL CPF contributions, then you need to apply to CPF to have them RECOGNISE and ACKNOWLEDGE that you are contributing the FULL MANDATORY amount. Otherwise, IRAS will TAX you based on the PR contributing schedule (eg, they only recognise a PORTION of the CPF deduction as MANDATORY contribution, the rest being VOLUNTARY and TAXABLE) - I found this out the hard way and end up paying a LOT more tax than necessary ...

    hey Darren, thanks for that advice and for sharing to us that info...

    appreciate it very much. I will take note of that...

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    btw, for those of you PRs who intend to buy property here, note that there are some restrictions as well. for example, my wife and I don't qualify to purchase an exec apartment because I'm not a citizen.

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    Originally posted by munfai
    btw, for those of you PRs who intend to buy property here, note that there are some restrictions as well. for example, my wife and I don't qualify to purchase an exec apartment because I'm not a citizen.
    actually, you cannot buy a NEW HDB flat or Exec Condo/Apt but you can buy off the resale market eg. after 5 yrs.

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    Originally posted by munfai
    bad news for you... PRs don't need to serve NS.
    u no need to serve...but your kids who are below 21 have to serve lar
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    Originally posted by Wai
    u no need to serve...but your kids who are below 21 have to surf lar
    well they can always go to another country and be a citizen elsewhere, right? hee hee...

    or just have girls lor...

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    Originally posted by Darren
    actually, you cannot buy a NEW HDB flat or Exec Condo/Apt but you can buy off the resale market eg. after 5 yrs.
    yah, just got one at Mei Ling st

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