Domicile and UK Tax

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Domicile and UK Tax Domicile is not the same as nationality or residence. Questions of domicile can be complex but broadly speaking you have your domicile in the country that is your ‘real’ or permanent home. You cannot be without a domicile, and you can only have one domicile at a time. There are three […]

Australian Expats, Property and CGT

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Australian Expats, Property and CGT Navigating the complexities of financial obligations and opportunities across borders is a nuanced task, especially for Australian expats. The landscape of taxes, particularly Capital Gains Tax (CGT), has undergone significant changes over the years, affecting Australians living abroad in profound ways. This blog post delves into the intricacies of CGT […]

Kickstart 2024 Your Comprehensive Financial Planning Checklist

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Kickstart 2024 with Chartwell Associates: Your Comprehensive Financial Planning Checklist As we embrace the new year, it’s the perfect time to take a proactive stance on our financial health. Whether you’re an expat in Singapore or a local resident, the beginning of the year offers a fresh opportunity to align your financial strategies with your […]

Singapore Insurance

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Revocable Nominations, Trusts and Inheritance Tax In the absence of a nomination, or being informed of the existence of a will, Singapore Life Insurance companies may pay $150,000 of life insurance proceeds to any ‘proper claimant’ (any spouse, child, brother, sister, nephew or niece) and the remainder to whoever the eventual estate executor or administrator […]

Top 5 Must-Do Activities in Singapore

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Singapore, a bustling metropolis nestled in Southeast Asia, is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and experiences. With its futuristic architecture, vibrant street food scenes, and lush green spaces, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. Here are the top 5 must-do activities when visiting Singapore.   Explore the Gardens by the Bay […]

CPF Payout and UK Tax


If you are employed in Singapore as a permanent resident (PR) or are a Singapore citizen, you will begin accumulating various CPF balances. CPF stands for central provident fund and is a key pillar of Singapore’s social security system, which helps both Singapore citizens and permanent residents set aside funds to build a strong foundation […]

Types of Insurance


Navigating the intricate landscape of insurance can be a daunting task, but it’s a journey you can’t afford to take lightly, whether you’re a Singaporean resident or an expatriate. The right insurance cover is your shield against life’s uncertainties, providing financial security and peace of mind for you and your loved ones. At Chartwell Associates, […]

Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) For Expats

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The Singapore Supplementary Retirement Scheme is often encountered by expatriates without a full grasp of its mechanics. This can happen when employers deem it beneficial for Employment Pass (EP) holders who do not have access to the Central Provident Fund (CPF) or when individuals seek to reduce their income tax liability using all available means. […]

Navigating Estate Planning

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Estate planning is often a topic people prefer to avoid, as it forces us to confront the inevitable — our own mortality. However…