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Singapore - Charities

One can contribute to charities by participating in fund raising events held by expatriate associations (see  Expat Associations - overview), or one can donate directly to organizations such as the Red Cross or the Salvation Army by cheque.

  • Singapore Red Cross Society
    15 Penang Lane
    Tel: + 65  6336 0269
    Fax: + 65  6337 4360
  • The Salvation Army
    Ang Mio Kio Central PO Box 640
    Tel: + 65  6555 0188
    Used clothes and household goods can be donated to the Salvation Army by telephoning + 65 6288 5438 to arrange collection.
  • National Council of Social Service
    NCSS Centre
    170 Ghim Moh Road #01-02
    Tel: 1 800 210 2600
    Community Chest & Volunteer Action for Social Service Hotline

The National Council of Social Service co-ordinates donations to voluntary welfare organisations through its Community Chest program. It also co-ordinates volunteering through its Volunteer Action for Social Service program.

Tax deductions for donations
Cash donations given by individuals or corporations to charities with tax-exempt status are entitled to tax exemption and double tax deductions. For instance, if you give $100 to a charity, you will be entitled to tax deductions for the amount of $200. Some charities issue tax-exempt receipts only upon request, or for donations above a minimum amount so you may want to check on this before donating. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) automatically acknowledges the tax exemption status of your donations if the charity submits your identification number to IRAS on your behalf. This means that you will not need the tax-exempt receipts when submitting your annual tax assessment forms. The IRAS's website @ can provide you with more details on donations.

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