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Daily Archives: 2018-02-26

Taxpayers reminded to file taxes early from 1 March

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) reminds all taxpayers, including sole-proprietors and partners, to file their income tax returns from 1 March to 18 April 2018. For this year, IRAS is introducing several features to improve the tax filing experience. IRAS stated that 200,000 taxpayers will receive tax bill immediately upon filing taxes this year, saying that those with an …

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5.3 million passengers passed through Singapore airport in January

5.3 million passengers passed through the Singapore Changi Airport in January, a 0.9 percent year-on-year increase, states Changi Airport Group (CAG) The government-linked-company noted along with the increase of passengers, aircraft movements were also 2.8 percent higher with 32,490 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput rose 10.7 percent to reach 175,590 tonnes, compared to the same period last year. The …

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180 Tampines residents celebrate eye health at Our Eyes for Life Day

180 Tampines residents aged 40 and above participated in Our Eyes for Life (OEFL) Day today, which was held from 10am to 5pm at Tampines Mall. OEFL Day on last Saturday (24 Feb) , which is organised by Our Eyes for Life, a final-year project by four students from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological …

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Singaporeans arrested in anti-narcotic raids in Johor

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and Malaysia’s Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) have arrested a regional drug trafficking syndicate in a joint investigation that resulted in 14 people arrested in four raids in Johor Bahru on Friday (23 February). According to CNB, six of the people arrested were Singaporeans. CNB and the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) of the Royal Malaysia Police worked closely together to uncover …

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HDB: Short-lease data shows flats “not affordable”?

Why 90% choose short-term lease HDB (no resale value)? I refer to the article “Nine in 10 senior flat buyers opt for shorter leases for two-room Flexi flats: HDB” (Straits Times, Feb 25). It states that “The HDB said on Sunday (Feb 25) that since the scheme was introduced in 2015, nine in 10 flat buyers aged 55 and above – or …

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Singapore Budget 2018: Does Singapore care about its caregivers?

by Nabilah Husna The word of the day was “innovation”, but this year’s Budget announcements by the Minister of Finance demonstrated few plans for change. Although the Government declared its commitment to address the needs of the ageing population by enhancing healthcare infrastructure, not much was said about tackling the rapidly growing impact of eldercare on families in Singapore. Firstly, …

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