You need to apply for the Home Office Licence to use your flat under the Home Office Scheme. The licence is valid for the duration of the home office business. It may be revoked if you breach the conditions of the licence.
Go to GoBusiness Licensing to apply for the Home Office Licence. An administrative fee of $20/- (non-refundable) applies. Please prepare the following for the application:-
A Third Party Filer is a member of a professional firm or filer who is authorised to make a submission on your behalf. The Third Party Filer will need the following to apply for the licence on the GoBusiness Licensing:-
If you need assistance to complete the online application, please contact the Licences e-Services Helpdesk at 6774-1430.
The operating hours of the Licences e-Services Helpdesk are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 2:00pm
Excluding Sunday and Public Holidays
Alternatively, you can send an email to email@example.com.
Do note that any income earned or received in Singapore from trade, business, profession, and/ or vocation will be subject to income tax. You can check the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website for more information on this.
If there are any changes in your business activity, you will need to:
If you intend to terminate your Home Office Licence, you can submit your request via the e-feedback (please select category as 'Living in an HDB Flat > Other Lease Matters > Starting a Home Office').
Upon termination of the licence, you will need to: