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India - Singapore Tax Treaty (as amended through 2011 protocol) — Orbitax Tax Hub

Note: This Treaty may be impacted by the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (MLI). MLI impact on Tax Treaties is available with the Orbitax International Tax Research & Compliance Expert.


Students and Trainees

(1) An individual who is or was a resident of a Contracting State immediately before making a visit to the other Contracting State and is temporarily present in the other State solely:

  • (a) as a student at a recognised university, college, school or other similar recognised educational institution in that other State;
  • (b) as a business or technical apprentice; or
  • (c) as a recipient of a grant, allowance or award for the primary purpose of study, research or training from the Government of either State or from a scientific, educational, religious or charitable organisation or under a technical assistance programme entered into by the Government of either State; shall be exempt from tax in that other State on:
    • (i) all remittances from abroad for the purposes of his maintenance, education, study, research or training;
    • (ii) the amount of such grant, allowance or award; and
    • (iii) any remuneration not exceeding United States Dollars five hundred per month or its equivalent in local currency in respect of services in that other State provided the services are performed in connection with his study, research or training or are necessary for the purposes of his maintenance.

(2) The benefits of this Article shall extend only for such period of time as may be reasonable or customarily required to complete the education or training undertaken, but in no event shall any individual have the benefits of this Article for more than five consecutive years from the date of his first arrival in that other Contracting State.