I just made a profit of $11-12k (USD) from selling my stocks which I bought during lows of covid and decided to sell as p&l+div is about +20-22%. Do I need to pay taxes for it? - Seedly
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Asked on 05 Nov 2020

I just made a profit of $11-12k (USD) from selling my stocks which I bought during lows of covid and decided to sell as p&l+div is about +20-22%. Do I need to pay taxes for it?

Currently i earn about 2k/mth as part-time undergrad tutor, and have paid taxes for YA2019. Just gained $11-12k profit from selling my us stocks and transferred to my sg bank account. Wondering if i need to declare this profit? I'm aware sg don't have capital gains tax, but if my capital gains are from US and not SG stocks, it still works the same right? Just want to make sure i do not have to declare, if not iras come knocking on my door.. Sorry for the simple question. 21yo newbie. Thanks!! 😊

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    Taxes only on dividend

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    YJ
    YJ

    06 Nov 2020

    No need to pay dividend tax to SG Govt. Dividend is already deducted (30% for US govt) before giving to shareholder.
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    Chris

    Chris

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    Answered 1w ago

    The capital gains tax in the US only apply to US tax residents. As a Singaporean in Singapore, you will be under Singapore tax law and will not have to pay capital gains tax.

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    Congrats on your profits. No, there is no capital gains tax on US stocks so there's no need to declare this to IRAS. For dividends from US stocks, there is a 30% withholding tax which is already deducted before the dividend lands up in your brokerage account.

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    No need to pay tax in sg. Unless you feel rich.🤑

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