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Employment expenses are defined expenditures which occur as part of your employment and are deemed as viable for deduction (wholly or in part) from your income for tax purposes.
Employment expenses reduce the amount of tax that you pay by reducing your taxable income.
To qualify as an Employment Expense for taxation purposes, the expense MUST be incurred 'wholly and exclusively' within your employment activities that occur in Singapore.
Employment expenses are permitted when they have not been, or planned to be reimbursed by your, employer and:
Employment Expenses are recovered by entering them into the Employment Expenses field in your tax return. You can use the Singapore Tax Calculator to review how your income tax return will look and how much income tax you will need to pay.
It is important that you keep good records when claiming Employment Expenses as you can be audited. If you intend to claim employment expenses we suggest that:
By following the good record keeping techniques, you will be able to provide a robust tax return and provide an accurate summary if the IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore) request your Employment Expenses records.
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