S$45m in utilities rebate for over 800,000 families

MORE than 800,000 Singaporean households will get $45 million in utilities rebates this month, said the Finance Ministry in a statement yesterday.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) is paid out four times a year.

In this year's second payout, eligible families in Housing Board flats will get rebates of between $45 and $65.

The amount depends on the flat type.

Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for the GST Voucher - U-Save.

On average, those living in one- or two-room flats can offset about three to four months of utilities bills.

Those living in three- or four-room flats can offset up to two months of bills.

The GST Voucher - U-Save scheme is part of the permanent GST Voucher scheme which is designed to help lower- and middle-income households with living expenses.

The next two utilities rebates will be paid out in July and October.

Call SP Services on 6671-7117 for more information or visit www.gstvoucher.gov.sg

This article was first published on April 1, 2015.
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