03 Nov 2020
Hello, I read that working mums get more tax deductions but not too sure how this works? How do I prove that I'm a working mother? Are there certain types of jobs that don't qualify for this?
My kid is five months old, I might be leaving my parents to look after him and head back to work soon to help with the finances at home. Thank you very much.
You are probably referring to Working Mother's Child Relief. As long as you work, you will have income and if you file your income tax, you just need to declare your income. Alternatively, your company may be autofiling your income tax for you and they will inform IRAS of your income. This will be good enough to prove that you are working. There isn't any particular job that would not qualify for this.
The relief is not automatically granted. If it is your first time, you need to perform the following steps when filing income tax:
Go to Individuals “File Income Tax Return”.
Select “Edit My Tax Form”.
Go to “4. Deductions, Reliefs and Parenthood Tax Rebate”.
Go to “Child”.
Click “Update” and enter your claim.
In subsequent years, it will be automatically granted.
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