When will I receive my 2021 GST Voucher – Cash?
If you are eligible and have signed up for a previous Government payout (e.g. the 2020 GST Voucher), you will receive your GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment between June and July 2021 and GST Voucher – Cash between July and August 2021, depending on your payment mode. The payment dates can be found in the table below.
|Payment Mode||GST Voucher – Cash
GST Voucher – Cash |
To be credited to your
PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account
|By 23 June 2021||By 30 July 2021|
To be credited to your bank account||By 30 June 2021||By 5 August 2021|
Cheque||From 15 July 2021||From 18 August 2021|
If you have not signed up previously, you will need to
Sign Up. The deadline to sign up for the 2021 GST Voucher is 30 April 2022. The payment date of your GST Voucher will depend on when you signed up and your payment mode.
By 13 June 2021||
14 June to 18 July 2021||
19 July 2021 to
30 April 2022
To be credited to your PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account
GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment
|By 23 June 2021||By 30 July 2021||By the end of the following month from the sign-up date |
GST Voucher – Cash||By 30 July 2021|
To be credited to your bank account|
GST Voucher –
Cash Special Payment
|By 30 June 2021||By 5 August 2021||By the end of the following month from the sign-up date
GST Voucher – Cash||By 5 August 2021|
GST Voucher –
Cash Special Payment
|From 15 July 2021||From 18 August 2021||By the end of the following month from the sign-up date|
GST Voucher – Cash||From 18 August 2021 |
What are the various ways I can receive my 2021 GST Voucher – Cash?
The GST Voucher – Cash payment will be made via PayNow-NRIC, direct bank crediting to your DBS/POSB, OCBC or UOB bank account, or via cheque.
If you have linked your NRIC to PayNow, your GST Voucher – Cash will be credited to your PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account. To check if you have linked your NRIC to PayNow, please contact your bank directly.
If you do not have a PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account, your payment will be credited to your bank account registered with us.
If you do not have a bank account registered with us, a cheque will be mailed to you.
How can I update my mode of payment for GST Voucher – Cash?
You are encouraged to link your NRIC to PayNow to receive your GST Voucher – Cash earlier. Register for PayNow-NRIC with your bank by 15 June 2021 to receive your cash payouts earlier from 23 June 2021.
Otherwise you can
update your bank account details by logging in to our eServices with your Singpass.
For GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment, only bank account details received by 13 June 2021 will be used for crediting by 30 June 2021.
For GST Voucher – Cash, only bank account details received by 18 July 2021 will be used for crediting by 5 August 2021.
Payment instructions received from 19 July 2021 will be used for future government payouts.
What is PayNow?
PayNow is a secure funds transfer service that allows customers to receive money into their participating bank account via NRIC/FIN and/or mobile number. The 9 participating banks in Singapore are: Bank of China, Citibank Singapore Limited, DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and United Overseas Bank.
With PayNow, the recipient's bank information will be kept private. The sender only needs to use the recipient's mobile number or NRIC/FIN to send money. This applies to individuals and organisations (i.e. private firms and government agencies).
How do I link my NRIC to PayNow?
You may follow the following steps:
1. Choose your preferred bank account to receive money.
2. Log in to your Internet banking or mobile banking app.
3. Register for PayNow-NRIC.
You may also refer to your respective bank's website for specific details on how to link your NRIC to PayNow. If you do not have Internet or mobile banking, you can contact your bank directly to register for PayNow-NRIC.
My mobile number is already registered to my bank account on PayNow. Can the government credit the GST Voucher – Cash to me via PayNow-Mobile instead?
We can only credit your GST Voucher – Cash to you via PayNow-NRIC. Mobile numbers are not unique to the individual and may be subject to change. To ensure that the money is credited to the correct recipient, only NRIC will be accepted as the proxy for government payments via PayNow.
Eligible Singaporeans who have linked their NRIC to PayNow will receive the payment in their PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account.
What if I forget to bank in or encash my cheque for the GST Voucher – Cash?
Your cheque for your GST Voucher – Cash is valid for 6 months from the cheque issuance date, or till 31 December of the following year, whichever is earlier. Please encash your cheque before its expiry as
we are unable to re-issue your cheque once it expires.
What are the accepted forms of identification for GST Voucher – Cash cheque encashment or replacement request?
The following identification documents can be accepted for any GST Voucher – Cash cheque encashment or replacement request:
- Valid identity card issued by Ministry of Defence, Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force
- Valid Singapore passport
- Valid Singapore driving licence
The beneficiary is bedridden/physically immobile or of unsound mind, and does not have a bank account. How can I help the beneficiary encash his cheque for his GST Voucher − Cash?
If you are aged 21 and above, please proceed to the bank issuing the cheque, with the following documents:
- Original documentary evidence stating the beneficiary's medical condition (e.g. doctor's memorandum, medical report or court order). The date of the document(s) should not be more than 1 year before the cheque encashment, unless it specifically states that the patient's condition is permanent;
- Your original NRIC;
- Photocopy of the beneficiary's NRIC; and
- Beneficiary's GST Voucher cheque for his/her GST Voucher − Cash.
You will be required to sign a Letter of Indemnity at the bank.
If you are unable to fulfil any of the above conditions, please call the GST Voucher hotline at 1800 2222 888 for further assistance.