Singapore Customs say snow vehicle import tax to remain in place

Singaporeans are becoming increasingly worried that high import taxes may have serious consequences. Singapore customs currently imposes a 20% excise tax on snow vehicles (HS Code 87031099). If Singapore has a sudden snowfall, many are worried that the high excise tax will impede due purchase of necessary snow-clearing equipment. But Singapore lawmakers have indicated that their minds are closed. “This tax is necessary for our future, and will actually help out the poor in the long run. An offset package for the poor may include hand snow shovels.” MM Lee also indicated that the snow vehicle tax would remain on the books “whether Singaporeans agree with it or not.” He also explained that the 20% excise duty on hearses (HS Code 87039013) was necessary for nation building.


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