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16 Nov 2019


Does cash top-ups to one another's CPF accounts for loved ones also qualify for a tax rebate?

Assuming A and B are siblings and after topping up 7k into their respective SA, they would also like to top up 7k into each other's SA too. Would both of them have 14k tax rebate each? As well as a +14k in their own SA?

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Elijah Lee

Elijah Lee

16 Nov 2019

Level 18·Independent Financial Advisor at Phillip Securities (Jurong East)

Yes that is correct. Both siblings will have $14K in SA and $14K tax relief in this case.(not tax rebate)

Edit: To be clear, please note that the tax relief on siblings will not apply if the siblings have an annual income of more than $4K, unless they are handicapped.

The allowable parties with respect to topping up for tax relief are: your parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, grandparents-in-law, spouse and siblings. But you can actually top up for anyone with cash.

Take note that you can ONLY earn tax relief on cash top-up to your Sibiling ... IF

His or her income in the preceding year of top-up is $4,000 or below. (This includes salary and even tax-exempt source such as bank interest, stock dividends, pension etc)

He or she is handicapped.

So in your mentioned case, unless both parties are not working, they would only earn $7k tax relief for the portion on self top-up.

Leslie Koh

Leslie Koh

16 Nov 2019

Level 8·Associate Financial Services Manager at Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Yes, you are right.
Here's the source from CPF website:

_In total, you can enjoy tax relief of up t...

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