Tourist Refund Scheme: Tourists departing by International Cruises

8 February 2013

Effective from 21 January 2013, tourists leaving Singapore on international cruises (excluding cruises-to-nowhere, round-trip cruises and regional ferry) departing from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore and the International Passenger Terminal at Harbourfront Centre are entitled to claim tourist refunds under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS). Accordingly, retailers participating in the TRS can issue eTRS Tickets to tourists who will be departing from Singapore via international cruises on or after 21 January 2013.

Before issuing eTRS tickets at the point of sale, participating retailers are required to check with the tourists that they are departing on qualifying cruise ships.

Participating retailers may refer to the IRAS website for a monthly-updated list of qualifying cruise ships departing from the respective cruise terminals. The list for February 2013 is now available.

Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)