Close to 880,000 Singapore households will be receiving a GST voucher of up to $95 to offset part of their utilities bills this October.
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880,000 eligible Singaporean households will receive GST vouchers of up to $95 to offset part of their utilities bills in October.
880,000 Singaporean households to receive GST voucher of up to $95 in October
SINGAPORE - About 880,000 Singapore households will receive a GST voucher of up to $95 to offset part of their utilities bills in October, said the Ministry of Finance on Monday (Oct 2).
Households living in 1- and 2-room HDB flats will receive $95, while those living in 3-room and 4-room flats will receive $85 and $75 respectively, said MOF in a statement.
Those living in 5-room flats will receive $65, and those in executive or multi-generation homes will receive $55.
Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for this GST vouchers
The annual Utilities-Save rebate, one of three components under the permanent GST voucher scheme, is distributed every three months and aims to help lower overall household expenses
The rebate has helped households in 1- and 2-room HDB flats receive support equivalent to about three to four months of their utilities bills on average a year, said the MOF.
For households in 3- and 4-room HDB flats, the annual rebate helps to support about one to two months of utilities bills.
The rebate is expected to cost $265 million over a year, starting from July, said the MOF.