Welcome to part 3 of my basic personal income tax planning series! In this series of posts I hope to cover the following topics:

Tax reliefs CPF Cash Top Up Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) Bringing it all together – How to best utilise these reliefs to your advantage

In this part, I will cover how contributing to your SRS account can be used as a tool to mitigate your tax bill. Here’s a brief introduction to SRS.

What is SRS?

SRS is a government initiative to complement the CPF system and incentivise Singaporeans and PRs to save and invest more for retirement. It is completely privately operated and run by the 3 local banks – DBS, OCBC and UOB.

SRS is essentially a tax deferred investment vehicle. What this means is that contributions to the account (which is assumed to be derived from your income) are not subject to