“My turnover is more than S$1 million in the past 12 months but I do not want to be registered for GST. Can I be exempted from registration?”
No. It is compulsory for you to register for GST once your liability to register arises. The only exemption is when you are certain that your turnover for the next 12 months will not be more than S$1 million. For example if you have plans to wind up your business in the next 12 months.
If your taxable supplies are wholly and substantially zero-rated supplies, you may apply for exemption from registration.
If you are granted an exemption, you need not file GST returns. However, you will not be able to claim the GST incurred on your business purchases of goods or services.
“Zero-Rated Supplies” refer to export of goods or international services. For example, provision of international transport.
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