In January 2017, about 860,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate, the Ministry of Finance informed on a press release on 1 Jan 2017.
Annually, on average, those living in 1- and 2-room HDB flats are able to offset about 3 to 4 months of utilities bills with their regular GST Voucher – U-Save, while those living in 3- and 4-room HDB flats, about 1 to 2 months of utilities bills.
GST Voucher – U-Save
The GST Voucher – U-Save rebate forms one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme. The U-Save rebate helps HDB households offset part of their utilities bills, and serves to lower overall household expenses. It is distributed every quarter and expected to cost $190 million annually.
MOF said, in January 2017 eligible Singaporean households will each receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $65 – the same rebate given previously on July and October last year -, depending on their HDB flat type (see Table below).
GST Voucher – U-Save for October 2016
For more information on the GST Voucher – U-Save, members of the public can call SP Services at 6671 7117, or email the Singapore Power. More information on the GST Voucher can also be found at GST Voucher website.