close Guide for Foreign Media General Information on Taxes For Work Permit or Employment Pass Holders As long as you work in Singapore, your earnings will be taxed here. The amount of income tax you have to pay depends on how much you earn and your tax residency. Please see table below for a summary on how to determine the tax residency and tax implications at a glance: Foreigners working in Singapore – Tax implications at a glance Period of Stay Tax Resident Status Tax Implications 183 days or more Resident All income will be taxed at progressive resident rates. Tax reliefs can be claimed. 61 to 182 days Non-Resident Employment income is taxed at 15% or progressive resident rates, depending on which results in a higher tax. Director's fees and other income are taxed at the prevailing rate of 20%. Tax reliefs are not allowed. 60 days or less Non-Resident The short-term employment income is exempt from tax. Director's fees and other income are taxed at the prevailing rate of 20%. Tax reliefs are not allowed. More information on taxation is available at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore’s (IRAS) expats page.