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Old 09-09-2008, 05:04 PM
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Default How many people made 6-figure salaries last year?

I remember reading somewhere that there are about 70,000 people making $100,000 or more last year. Well, that figure is wrong, at least according to the latest annual report from IRAS.

As usual, I analysed the most important appendix in the IRAS report and found that 154,714 assessed taxpayers took home a 6-figure salary last year.

Yes, exactly 153,779 resident taxpayers and 935 non-resident taxpayers made $100k or more. Together, they form 18% of the (assessed) taxpayer population.

In this group, each individual made an average of $237k last year.

The average net tax assessed for this group is about $25k, or more than $2,000 a month.

Are you paying $2,000 in income tax a month?

http://www.salary.sg/2008/how-many-p...ies-last-year/

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Old 10-09-2008, 09:29 AM
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Are you referring to Business Times Weekend? If so, then maybe you remember wrongly. BT reported that 70,000 people were in the above-$150k bracket, which is correct based on the same IRAS appendix.

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Old 10-09-2008, 01:42 PM
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153,779 resident taxpayers and 935 non-resident taxpayers made $100k or more.

153,779 like very few. Singapore residents seem to earn more...maybe underdeclaring?

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:55 PM
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If you earn more the $100k annually, I think you would easily qualify for PR-ship. Resident taxpayers include PR. That could account for the low the number of non-resident taxpayers.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:08 PM
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I'm puzzled why only 820+k people are paying taxes....

This includes foreigners right?
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:28 PM
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To Ben: low-income earners are not even assessed for income tax. There are many low-income earners.
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Old 23-09-2008, 04:41 PM
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Income tax only discovers the one who earns six figures working..

there are also those getting six figures from investments that are not taxable.
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