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Singapore Budget 2019: Tighter tax rules on booze and other buys

New duty-free limits target travellers, but watchers still holding out for e-tail GST

Travellers will get less GST relief on goods bought abroad while the duty-free allowance for spirits, wine and beer is also among the changes announced.


THE expansion of goods and services tax (GST) to cross-border shipments worth less than S$400 was missing from the Budget for the second year in a row. Fiscal hawks had hoped for such a levy on Monday, especially with a "Netflix tax" on foreign online services unveiled last year...

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