GST Voucher

The permanent GST Voucher scheme was introduced by the Government in Budget 2012 to help lower-income Singaporeans. The GST Voucher is given in three components – Cash, MediSave and U-Save.

GST Voucher – Cash​

Eligibility
Who can get the 2022 GST Voucher – Cash, and how much will I get if I meet the eligibility criteria? 

To receive the GST Voucher – Cash in 2022, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  1. You must be a Singapore citizen, residing in Singapore*;
  2. You must be aged 21 or above in 2022;
  3. Your Income Earned in 2020 as assessed by IRAS (Assessable Income (AI) for the Year of Assessment (YA) 2021) must not exceed $34,000;
  4. The Annual Value (AV) of your home (as indicated on your NRIC) as at 31 December 2021 must not exceed $21,000; and
  5. You must not own more than one property

* Dual citizenship is not allowed under Singapore law. Those who hold foreign citizenship will not be eligible for the GST Voucher scheme, regardless of whether they simultaneously hold Singapore citizenship.

Income Earned in 2020: $34,000 and below
(Assessable Income for YA2021)
Annual Value of Home as at 31 Dec 2021
Up to $13,000 — $13,00 to $21000
GST Voucher –​ Cash

[To be paid from August 2022]
$400 — 250

 
Do I need to sign up for and/or how do I check if I have signed up for my 2022 GST Voucher – Cash if I am eligible?

If you have signed up for a previous government payout (e.g. 2021 GST Voucher), you do not need to sign up again. You will automatically receive your GST Voucher – Cash if you are eligible. No action is required on your part.

If you are eligible for the GST Voucher – Cash and have not signed up previously, you will be notified to do so in July 2022. Sign-up for the 2022 GST Voucher begins in July 2022. The deadline to sign up for the 2022 GST Voucher is 30 April 2023. More information on where to sign up will be available at a later date

How do I sign up for ​the GST​ Voucher? 

If you are eligible for 2022 GST Voucher and have not signed up previously, you will be notified to do so in July 2022. The deadline to sign up for the 2022 GST Voucher is 30 April 2023. More information on where to sign up will be available at a later date.


When will I receive my 2022 GST Voucher – Cash?​

If you are eligible for the 2022 GST Voucher – Cash and have signed up for a previous government payout (e.g. 2021 GST Voucher), you will receive your GST Voucher – Cash in August 2022. 

If you are eligible for GST Voucher and have not signed up previously, you will be notified to do so in July 2022. The deadline to sign up for the 2022 GST Voucher is 30 April 2023. More information on where to sign up will be available at a later date. 

Since 2021 GST Voucher, PayNow-NRIC is the default payment mode for citizens who have linked their NRIC to PayNow. You are encouraged to link your NRIC to PayNow, to receive your GST Voucher – Cash payouts earlier. If you do not have a PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account but have provided your bank account number to the Government previously, you will receive your GST Voucher – Cash payout via bank transfer at a later date. 

What are the various ways I can receive my 2022 GST Voucher – Cash? 

Since 2021 GST Voucher, PayNow-NRIC is the default payment mode for citizens who have linked their NRIC to PayNow. If you have linked your NRIC to PayNow, your GST Voucher – Cash will be credited to your PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account. To check if you have linked your NRIC to PayNow, please contact your bank directly.

If payment to the PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account is unsuccessful, it will be credited to your bank account registered with us.

How can I update my mode of payment for GST Voucher – Cash? 

Please link your NRIC to PayNow to receive your GST Voucher – Cash earlier.

If payment of the GST Voucher – Cash via PayNow-NRIC is unsuccessful, the payment will be credited to the bank account registered with us. You can check and update the bank account details registered with us by logging in to our eServices with your Singpass.


What is PayNow? 

PayNow is a secure funds transfer service that allows customers to receive money into their participating bank account via NRIC/FIN and/or mobile number. The 10 participating banks in Singapore are: Bank of China, Citibank Singapore Limited, DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, United Overseas Bank and CIMB Bank Berhad.

With PayNow, the recipient’s bank information will be kept private. The sender only needs to use the recipient’s mobile number or NRIC/FIN to send money. This applies to individuals and organisations (i.e. private firms and government agencies).


How do I link my NRIC to PayNow?

You may follow the following steps:

1.    Choose your preferred bank account to receive money.

2.    Log in to your Internet banking or mobile banking app.

3.    Register for PayNow-NRIC.

You may also refer to your respective bank’s website for specific details on how to link your NRIC to PayNow. If you do not have internet or mobile banking, you can contact your bank directly to register for PayNow-NRIC.


My mobile number is already registered to my bank account on PayNow. Can the Government credit the GST Voucher – Cash to me via PayNow-Mobile instead?
 

We can only credit your GST Voucher – Cash to you via PayNow-NRIC. Mobile numbers are not unique to the individual and may be subject to change. To ensure that the money is credited to the correct recipient, only NRIC will be accepted as the proxy for government payments via PayNow.

Eligible Singaporeans who have linked their NRIC to PayNow will receive the payment in their PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account.

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