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askguru expert
Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

Yes, you can continue keeping your private property and rent it out.

There is no ABSD payable.

For non-owner occupied property tax rate it will be as follows:

Annual value Property tax rate from 1st January 2015
First $30,000 10%
Next $15,000 12%
Next $15,000 14%
Next $15,000 16%
Next $15,000 18%
AV in excess of $90,000 20%

Hope this answers your question.

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Ivan Ng

You need not pay higher ABSD once you become foreigner status as ABSD is only calculated and payable at point of purchase.

Yes you can keep and rent out the condo. For non owner occupied residential property, the property tax is higher at 10% of Annual Value.

May I have more info and requirements about your plans so to make better recommendations? Thanks and look forward to value-add to your housing plans.

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe

I'm pleased to inform you that you need not pay any extra ABSD for your existing condo, since you already own it.

You are also eligible to keep and rent out your condo while you're not in Singapore. There is no additional tax as Stamp Duty is usually borne by the Tenant. You may incur higher property tax rate (10% for residential property) though, as it is deemed to be a "non-owner occupied" property.

I am experienced and well-versed in both private and HDB resale transactions. I will be able to assist you in your housing plans. Please get in touch with me for a more in-depth discussion.

Should you need require further assistance in matters relating to property, please contact me at my mobile 9748 6305. I will be happy to assess and share with you the possibilities for you in the current market.

Thank you.

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Gavin Ng

You have paid your ABSD when you purchase condominium.

You may let out your condominium as a foreign owner. You may text 9620 0827 for a casual chat. We can share with you how we have help "absentee landlords" ie landlord who is not residing in Singapore rent out their condominium.

As an investment property, you will be on a progressive property tax rate which you pay annually.

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Aaron Chong
Hi, I would be most glad to assist you further and pls feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Hope to hear from you soon and have a great week ahead. By the way, could I have more info of your Condo unit so that I can find out about the unit rental value on your behalf alright? And for your case, no worries as you could keep your private property to rent it out and need not sell it even though you renounce the PRship.

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Taufik Hussein
No you do not have a pay the additional ABSD although non occupier property tax rate of 10% applies if you decide to rent out your condo unit. The non occupier tax rate is based on your unit annual value of your unit (based on how much rent your unit can fetch in the open market). There is no restriction for foreigners renting out their. I would like to assist you on your plans order for you to move out smoothly and at the same time ensuring your property in Singapore is taken care off. Do contact me at 93375051 for a free and non obligatory discussion on this.
Taufik Hussein
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Tan Pei Cheng
You do not have to pay ABSD & you can rent out your condo.
Feel free to contact me if you need further assistance.
I can be contacted @97100155
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Nick Tan
Dear Sir/Mdm,

There is no need to pay any ABSD if you let go of your PR status. It is important to find a reliable salesperson to assist you to manage the property while you are away.

Please feel free to contact me so that I can provide you with further assistance and share with you how I assist my clients to manage their properties while they are overseas.

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We are able to assist you on this matter.

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Bhavina Kaur
Good afternoon!

You will not need to pay ABSD as you already own the property. Yes you can rent out the property. However do note that you will have to pay a higher property tax (10%) as this is the rate for non-owner occupied units. You may contact me and I will assist to calculate the Property Tax for you, so that you are aware.

At the same time, you will need a reliable and experienced agent to manage your property for you. I am assisting many of my overseas clients to manage their property portfolio. It ranges from finding a new tenant each time the tenancy ends, managing the tenancy to ensure that the property is well taken care of, tending to any repairs/issues and much more. It is very important to have someone well-versed with managing your property so that you won't have to worry.

You may contact me to get more information and discuss further. I am contactable at +65 91708295 or by Whatsapp at https://wa.me/6591708295

I look forward to assisting you!

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YT Tan (陈永达)
Good evening Sir/ Mdm,

Not to worry on it. Stamp duty is payable upon exercise of sales and purchase agreement or option to purchase.

IRAS will not charge you further ABSD if you renounce your SPR.

Furthermore be it you are a singaporean, SPR or foreigner, you will still be subject to non occupier property tax of 10%. Fair across the board.

Hope my sharing aids in clearing your doubts.

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