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CHANGES TO FOREIGN WORKER LEVIES

In Budget 2015, the Ministry of Finance will re calibrate foreign worker levies to adjust the pace of Singapore foreign worker tightening measures.

Levy increases for both S Pass and Work Permit Holders that were previously
scheduled for 1 July 2015 will be deferred by one year, to 1 July 2016, with the
exception of Work Permit Holder levies in the Manufacturing and Construction
Sectors (Tables 1 and 2).

Tier (Sector) Sector Dependency Ratio (DR) Levy Rates ($) Current Levy Rates^($) 1 July 2015 Levy Rates^($) 1 July 2016
Basic Tier (All) ≤ 10% 315 315 330
Tier 2 (Services) 10-15% 550 550 650
Tier 2 (Other Sectors) 10-20% 550 550 650

Îtems In Red Are The Revised Levy Rates

 

 

(B) Further adjust Work Permit Holder levies in Manufacturing and Construction (Table 1).

Sector Levy Changes
Manufacturing
  • Rate Unchanged For All Tiers And Skill Levels at 1 July 2014 Till 30 June 2017
Construction
  • Basic Tier Levy For R2 Workers Will Be Raised From $550 to $650 on 1 July 2016 and then $700 on 1 July 2017
  • MYE-Waiver Levy Rate For R1 Workers Will Be Lowered From $750 To $600 from 1 July 2015 Onwards

 

 

c) The other levy rates for this sector will remain at 2014 levels (Table 2).

work permit holder levy table

SOURCE: ANNEX A-5: CHANGES TO FOREIGN WORKER LEVIES