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How is the income tax rate determined for non-residents in Singapore?

How is the income tax rate determined for non-residents in Singapore?

If an individual is physically present in Singapore for 61-182 days, his or her employment income is taxed at the flat rate of 15 percent or the progressive resident rate, whichever is higher. Director fees and other income are taxed at 22 percent. P...

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Do foreign nationals working in Singapore have to contribute to Singapore's soci...

Do foreign nationals working in Singapore have to contribute to Singapore's soci...

Employers are exempted from making Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions for foreign employees on an employment/professional visit pass or work permit. CPF is Singapore’s comprehensive social security scheme that addresses home-ownership, ...

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What are the types of pension offered monthly in India?

What are the types of pension offered monthly in India?

Widows' pension for death while in service. Pension uppon superannuation or disability. Orphan's pension. Children's pension. It should be noted that there are different pension funds for seamen, civil servants, employees in tea plantations i...

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What is the role of minimum wages in Vietnam's payroll compliance?

What is the role of minimum wages in Vietnam's payroll compliance?

Vietnam’s minimum wage rates play a significant role in payroll compliance: they provide a basis for the calculation of individual income tax and assist in the determination of social insurance payments. Currently, there are two kinds of minimu...

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What are the types of mandatory social security in Vietnam?

What are the types of mandatory social security in Vietnam?

There are three types of mandatory social security in Vietnam that must be covered by foreign enterprises seeking to hire local staff: social insurance; health insurance; and unemployment insurance. Minimum contributions are required by both the empl...

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How does Vietnam’s social security system differ for domestic and internationa...

How does Vietnam’s social security system differ for domestic and internationa...

Social and unemployment insurances are mandatory only for Vietnamese employees, whereas health insurance applies to both Vietnamese and foreign workers employed in accordance with Vietnam’s Labor Code. Employers register and pay insurance contr...

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Which deductions can be made from an employee's salary according to the Vietname...

Which deductions can be made from an employee's salary according to the Vietname...

Currently, the following deductions are permitted under the Vietnamese tax code: Personal allowances of VND 9 million (US$395); Dependent allowances of VND 3.6 million (US$158) per dependent; All mandatory contributions to Vietnam’s social...

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What are the main benefits of outsourcing payroll for companies in Vietnam?

What are the main benefits of outsourcing payroll for companies in Vietnam?

Savings are now kicking in in Vietnam as companies can handle their HR processes remotely. Yet, the main motivation for companies to choose an outsourced model is the ability to achieve more consistency in data management, greater transparency for ma...

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What are the general steps for gratuity payment?

What are the general steps for gratuity payment?

Initiation: a person authorized by an employee must send an application to an employer concerning the gratuity that the person is owed by the company. Acknowledgement and Calculation: Once the application has been received, the amount of the gratu...

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What are some of the factors which determine wages in India?

What are some of the factors which determine wages in India?

Wages in India depend on the size of the company, region, and the type of industry. In addition, minimum wages and living costs differ from one state to another. It should be noted that in some establishments, wages must be paid by check or credit in...

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What are some allowances given in India?

What are some allowances given in India?

Allowances are considered as the financial benefits that are given to the employee from the employer, in addition to their salary. They could include, for example, expenses incurred by the employee during discharge of service. Some allowances are tax...

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How many schemes are included in the Employee's Provident Fund Organization and ...

How many schemes are included in the Employee's Provident Fund Organization and ...

There are three schemes in total, The Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1952(EPF), The employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS), and lastly The Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976(EDLI).

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