The Not Ordinarily Resident Scheme (or NOR Scheme) extends favourable tax treatment to qualifying individuals for a period of five years of assessment, provided such individuals meet certain criteria.
To qualify, the individual must not have been a Singapore resident in the 3 consecutive Years of Assessment (YA) before the year he first qualifies for the NOR scheme, he/she must be a tax resident for the YA in which he/she wishes to qualify for the NOR scheme, and he/she must be employed by a Singapore employer.
Qualified individuals who satisfy the above conditions are able to enjoy the following tax concessions:
- Time-apportionment Concession
- Tax exemption of employer’s contribution to non-mandatory overseas pension fund or social security scheme