by ventolin » Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:02 pm
So I’ve been working at NTU as an admin staff now for 2 months on an EP. But things just don’t feel right for me. The job scope doesn’t seem like a good fit for me and personally I am facing some struggles living in Singapore (I have never lived in a big city like this). I am thinking to resign by giving a 14 days’ notice but I’m not sure if I can do that (the employment is for a one-year contract, but either party may terminate it with a notice).
Should I just submit a resignation letter and move on? I feel bad because they have conducted the staff search, interviews, dealing with MOM and HR… and the staff have been welcoming and warm. But I really doubt I can stay here for a long time.
by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:42 pm
You will have to give 1 months’ notice as the IRAS requires the employer to file a tax clearance (IR-21) 1 month before your final day of work. Additionally they will have to withhold any and all salaries from the time of your notice until they receive the tax clearance and pay your taxes. They will be required to deduct those taxes from your final paycheque. If you have been here less than 60 days and are leaving the country you will be given tax free status. However, if you have been here over 60 days (employed or not) but less than 183 day, you will be considered non-resident at will be taxes at a flat 15%. Should you subsequently find a new job, then any excess taxes you paid will be applied to your taxes at the end of the tax years once you final taxes have been re-figured.
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