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Tax Free Shopping in Singapore

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in Singapore


Standard GST Rate: 7%
Minimum purchase amount
: 100 SGD

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?

  • If you have permanent residence outside Singapore
  • If you are older than 16
  • If you have not spent more than 365 days in Singapore in the last 24 months before the date of purchase
  • If you were not employed in Singapore at any time in the past 6 months before the date of purchase
  • If you are not a member of cabin or flight crew of an aircraft departing from Singapore
  • If you are not a holder of a Work Permit or an Employment Pass

For travellers departing on international cruises from the cruise terminals, it will only be possible to claim a GST refund on purchases made on or before 30 June 2017, due to change of regulation.

How to Shop Tax Free
For more on how to claim your tax refund, including how to fill in the Tax Free Form

Local information
To claim the refund, you must not be a Singapore Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Singapore

Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.
Exported goods must be sealed and unused.

Contact us
All refund payments for GST refunds in Singapore are processed by Global Tax Free.
Contact Global Tax Free for more information:

  • Telephone: +65 6513 3756 (Mon - Fri : 9.00am to 6.00pm) and +65 6546 5074 (after office hours, during weekend and during Public Holidays)
  • Email: crc.helpdesk@global-taxfree.com

If you have any questions

For frequently asked questions visit

Refund Points

Travel Pack