880,000 HDB households to get GST voucher

·Editorial team
HDB flats. AFP file photo
HDB flats. AFP file photo

Some 880,000 HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-save) rebate in January 2018, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said in a statement on Tuesday (2 January).

Eligible Singaporean HDB households will receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $95, depending on their flat type.

One of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme, the U-Save rebate helps HDB households offset part of their utility bills.

Those living in 1-and 2-room HDB flats will receive support equivalent to about three to four months of their average utility bills while those living in 3- and 4-room HDB flats receive support equivalent to about one to two months of their average utility bills, MOF said.

Distributed every three months, the rebate is expected to cost $265 million over four quarters starting from last July, said MOF.

GST Voucher – U-Save for Jan 2018. Source: MOF
GST Voucher – U-Save for Jan 2018. Source: MOF

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