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Brave for the even harder times ahead. With the tiers partial lockdown of most entertainment venues and social gatherings,phv industry will be almost on the verge of collapse. Even with govt package coming on tomorrow announcement, it's going to be toughest time for ph and taxi drivers. Get prepare for this showdown!!!
Many will be at home watching Netflix or having sex. It might be a baby boomer year for Sg ...

Anthony Wong

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Comfort taxi drivers to get $46.50 rental rebates excluding govt coming 2nd packages.
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What will be our fate?


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Comfort taxi drivers to get $46.50 rental rebates excluding govt coming 2nd packages.
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What will be our fate?
Government will be giving eligible self-employed persons everyone $1,000 every month for 9 months. This, I believe $9,000 is enough for PHC drivers to make up for the shortfall in fares collection for the time being.



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Never count the chickens before they hatch.
1) details not publish yet
2) current covid19 situation is still growing.
3) might give rental coy and phv coy good reasons to exploit us further.


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One caveat though...there's the eligibility factor which has not been announced.

About 88,000 to automatically benefit from Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme

27 March 2020 Employment practices

The Ministry of Manpower will introduce a Self-Employed Person (SEP) Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) to support eligible SEPs with less means, and tide them over this period of economic uncertainty.

2 Under the scheme, eligible SEPs will receive three quarterly cash payouts of $3,000 each in May, July and October 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

3 About 50,000 SEPs currently receive Workfare payouts annually, and will be eligible for SIRS. Due to the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have broadened the eligibility criteria beyond Workfare to enable more SEPs to qualify for SIRS. As a result, SIRS is expected to automatically benefit about 88,000 SEPs

4 Singaporean SEPs who meet all of the following criteria are eligible for SIRS:

  • Started work as an SEP on or before 25 March 2020;
  • Do not also earn income as an employee;
  • Earn a Net Trade Income of no more than $100,000;
  • Live in a property with an annual value of no more than $13,000; and
  • Do not own two or more properties.

5 For married Singaporean SEPs, the following additional criteria apply:

  • The individual and spouse together do not own two or more properties; and
  • The Assessable Income of his/her spouse does not exceed $70,000.

Automatic payments for most eligible SEPs

6 Singaporean SEPs aged 37 and over in 2020 who declared positive SEP income to Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) / CPF Board (CPFB) 1 for Work Year 2018 do not need to apply. They will be automatically notified of their eligibility via letter and SMS, and will receive the first SIRS payout automatically in May 2020.

7 Other eligible SEPs may apply for SIRS. More details on SIRS and the application process will be released at a later date.