GST voucher registration closes Dec 31

PHOTO: GST voucher registration closes Dec 31

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans aged 21 years and above who are eligible for the GST Voucher and have yet to sign up should do so by December 31. Reminder letters from the Government were sent out to those eligible last Friday.

Only those who are eligible for GST Voucher-Cash and GST Voucher-Medisave need to sign up to receive the payments.

There is no need to sign up for the GST Voucher-U-Save as it is a benefit for the household.

Singaporeans may sign up either:

a) Online at the GST Voucher website (www.gstvoucher.gov.sg), or

b) By completing the GST Voucher sign-up form available at any Community Centre, Community Development Council or any of the CPF Service Centres located island-wide. All forms should reach CPF Board before 31 December 2013.

As at end October 2013, the Government has disbursed about $652 million in GST Voucher-Cash, and about $210 million in GST Voucher-Medisave.

About 800,000 HDB households would have also automatically received the GST Voucher-U-Save amounting to $45 million in October 2013.

These amounts include the GST Voucher Special Payment, which is a one-off extra GST Voucher payment announced during Budget 2013.

More information can be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg. Singaporeans can also call 1800-2222-888 for details on the GST Voucher-Cash and Medisave, and 6671-7117 for information on the GST Voucher-U-Save.

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