Singapore Goods and Services Tax

The Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST) is added on advertising costs

In Singapore, billing is managed by Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd., in Ireland.

Effective January 1, 2023, Microsoft Advertising is required to charge an 8% Singapore Goods and Services Tax rate (GST). Accounts without a valid GST registration number will be charged 8% GST on billing documents issued on or after January 1, 2023.If you provide your GST registration number, Microsoft Advertising will apply GST at 0%. (Note: tax rate is subject to change.)

Microsoft Advertising cannot provide guidance on tax or VAT. Please contact your tax advisor or local tax office if you have questions.

How to change your tax identification number

  1. From the top menu, select Tools > Setup > Preferences > Account settings.
  2. Next to Account information, select Edit account settingsEdit account settings .
  3. Enter your GST registration number, located below your Business address.
  4. Select Save.

If you want to bulk update multiple accounts that use the same GST registration number, please follow these steps:

  1. From the main menu on the left, select Accounts summary.
  2. Select the Management tab.
  3. Select the accounts for which you want to upload the GST registration number.
  4. Select Edit > Business location.
  5. Enter your GST registration number, located below your Business address.
  6. Select Save.

How Microsoft Advertising will apply taxes

  • For postpay threshold or monthly invoice accounts: The 8% GST will be added as a percentage of your net charges. For example, if you've generated S$100 SGD in advertising charges, you'd be assessed S$8 SGD for taxes.
  • For prepay accounts: Some of your prepay funds will go towards taxes. For example, if you added S$100 SGD to your prepay account, S$92.59 SGD would cover taxes, and the remaining S$7.41 SGD would cover advertising charges.

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