Parenthood Tax Rebate, Amount, Qualifying Requirements and How to claim?

Parenthood Tax Rebate – Singapore citizens and residents may qualify for the Parenthood Tax Rebate of $5,000 on their first, $10,000 on second and $20,000 for subsequent children born within 12 months. In order to apply, citizenship must have been achieved either upon birth or within one year after having given birth.

Parenthood Tax Rebate

Parents in Singapore who give birth or within one year after giving birth could qualify for the Parenthood Tax Rebate of $5,000 per child for up to four children born or adopted between November 8, 2017 and March 9, 2018. Each subsequent child would then qualify for $20,000 more in rebate. To be eligible, both mother and father must have been citizens when giving birth; both parties should then reside within Singapore at birth, or within an year afterwards.

As part of your effort to lower individual income tax obligations, you and your spouse may split a Parenthood Tax Rebate payment for every eligible kid in order to reduce individual taxes due. Any unspent Parenthood Tax refund could then be applied towards paying less tax the following year.

Amount of Parenthood Tax Rebate

If you and your spouse agree on an apportionment, the PTR should be divided accordingly. Otherwise, we shall divide it evenly if your claimed proportion does not equal 100% or you cannot come to an agreement as to how to divide it.

Child orderPTR(For child born in 2004 to 2007)PTR(For children born from 2008 onwards)
1st$0$5,000
2nd$10,000$10,000
3rd$20,000$20,000
4th$20,000$20,000
5th and subsequent child$0$20,000 per child

How to claim the rebate?

  • Visit the myTax Portal and log in using your Singpass or Singpass Foreign User Account (SFA).
  • Navigate to “File Income Tax Return” under “Individuals.”
  • Click on “Edit My Tax Form.”
  • Proceed to “4. Parenthood Tax Rebate, Reliefs, and Deductions.”
  • Select the option “Parenthood Tax Rebate (For NEW Claims Only).”
  • After selecting “Update,” input your claim.
  • Any unused portion is automatically carried forward to reduce the amount of tax you will owe in the future.

Parenthood Tax Rebate

Qualifying for Parenthood Tax Rebate

Tax residents receive PTR in Singapore in order to encourage procreation. To qualify, individuals must have been married, divorced or widowed within an eligible year and utilized Singapore’s PTR Eligibility Tool (XLSM, 52KB). To determine eligibility, check this tool now!

  • Children born or adopted on Or after 1 Jan 2008
Conditions for Qualifying ChildRelevant year of Claim
born to you and your partner or ex-partner on or after January 1, 2008, and you are married to your partner or ex-partner at that time; and at the time of birth, or within a year after thatYear of birth
Born on or after January 1, 2008, before you and your spouse/ex-spouse are married, and your marriage is registered before your kid is six years old; and at the time of your marriage, or within a year following it, you are both Singaporean citizens.Year of marriage
Legally adopted on or after January 1, 2008, provided that you are married and your kid is not yet six years old; 

Moreover, your child must be a Singapore citizen* at the time of legal adoption or within a year after that date 

Year of adoption
  • Children born Or adopted Before 1 Jan 2008

PTR is not accessible for your first kid born or adopted before January 1, 2008. To be eligible for PTR, your second, third, or fourth kid has to fulfill the requirements below.

Conditions for Qualifying ChildRelevant year of Claim
born to you and your partner/ex-partner on or after January 1, 2004, and you are married to your partner/ex-partner at that time; 

and at the time of birth, or within a year after that

Year of birth
Born on or after January 1, 2004, before you and your spouse/ex-spouse are married, and your marriage is registered before your kid is six years old; 

and at the time of your marriage, or within a year following it, you are both Singaporean citizens.

Year of marriage
legally adopted on or on January 1, 2004, but before January 1, 2006; or legally adopted on January 1, 2006, 

but before the kid is six years old; and at the moment of legal adoption, or within a year after that, the child is a citizen of Singapore.

Year of adoption

PTR Treatment for Different Scenarios

Depending on the child’s order within the family, each child receives a different amount of PTR.

PTR for children given up for adoption: 

  • No PTR on the kid is due to the parents.
  • After the kid is placed for adoption, the parents lose their right to PTR. The balance of the PTR that remains is lost. For example, the parents will no longer be able to claim any unutilized PTR balance from the Year of Assessment 2022 if the kid is placed for adoption in 2021.

If the marriage is dissolved under a court order: 

  • Any credit balance that is left in either of your PTR accounts may be used by you and your ex-spouse to reduce future tax obligations.
  • If one spouse passes away: Any credit balance that is still available in any of your PTR accounts may be used to reduce future tax obligations.

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