Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a tax imposed by the Government of Singapore on sales of certain goods and services purchased by a Singaporean end-consumer.
The Singapore Government recently announced the introduction of GST on digital products and services imported by Singaporean customers. From 1 January 2020, non-resident operators of digital marketplaces are required to impose GST on sales of digital products and services to customers resident in Singapore.
Envato is registered for GST in Singapore and charges GST to non-GST registered buyers resident in Singapore with effect from 24 February 2020. If you have a GST registration in Singapore, please include your GST registration number on your billing details or at checkout, to ensure that GST is not charged on your purchase.
FAQ for Buyers located in Singapore
What rate of tax is applied?
The rate of tax applied to your purchase will be a flat rate of 8%. We note that the Singapore Government has advised that the rate will increase to 9% sometime between 2021 and 2025.
We will provide updated communications once a definitive date has been reached.
Does GST apply to all items bought from?
GST is applied to digital services which are any services supplied over the Internet with minimal or no human intervention required in the supply and the supply would be impossible without the use of information technology.
With this exhaustive definition, all our digital content is subject to GST. However, support services are excluded as they require human intervention.
What if I am registered for GST in Singapore?
GST is generally only applied to individual customers that do not have a GST registration. If you are a business and registered for GST in Singapore, please update your billing details to include your GST registration number.
Envato will be collecting GST on sales completed by customers with a Singaporean billing or payment address unless and until this information is received.
Where to find invoices?
All additional information regarding invoices can be found in the Buyer’s Guide.
You will also be able to see GST on your statement page which can be accessed through your account settings.