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Advanced Diploma in General Insurance and Risk Management (ADGIRM) - Self-Study

Personal Income Tax Exemption On Course Fees - Course Fees Relief

If you have studied a course leading to approved academic and professional qualifications or vocational qualifications or incurred registration fees for conferences and seminars relating to your existing trade, business or employment, you can claim up to S$3,500 for the course fees in the Year of Assessment. This is applicable since Year of Assessment 2004.

Allowable course fees include registration fees or enrolment fees, examination fees, tuition fees and aptitude test fees (for computer courses). You cannot claim living expenses, expenses for textbooks or travelling expenses.

If you have completed courses, seminars or conferences (on or after 1 January 2003) which are not relevant to your current trade, business, profession, vocation or employment, and you have changed to a relevant trade, business, profession, vocation or employment within 2 Years of Assessment from the Year of Assessment relating to the year in which you have completed the courses, seminars or conferences, you can claim for course fees relief, provided they fall within a time limit of 2 Years of Assessment.

Vacation jobs or internships are not considered employment for the purpose of the course fees relief.

For further information, please refer to the details in the IRAS Website.

NB: The Course Fees Relief will be increased from S$3,500 to S$5,500 with effect from the Year of Assessment 2011.

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