What allowances do employers commonly offer in Singapore?
Phone and commuting/transportation allowances are commonly offered in Singapore. Housing allowances may sometimes be offered for expatriate employees.
What should my company offer as a work-from-home (WFH) allowance in Singapore?
Please note, as a general rule, any additional costs that the supported employee will incur as a result of having to work from home should be covered. As such, phone and internet services should be provided, as well as home office equipment (i.e. chairs, monitors, laptops, desks, etc).
What considerations are there around meal allowances and reimbursements?
Fixed monthly meal allowances are taxable in Singapore, while meal reimbursements for overseas business travel are nontaxable.