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Skills Development Levy (SDL) System
What is SDL?
As required by law under the Skills Development Levy (SDL) Act, all employers are
required to pay a monthly SDL for each of their employees working in Singapore.
The SDL is a separate levy from other payments such as the Central Provident Fund
(CPF) contribution or Foreign Worker Levy (FWL).
All SDL collected are channelled to the Skills Development Fund (SDF) which is used
to support workforce upgrading programmes and to provide training grants to employers
when they send their employees to attend training under our national Continuing
and Training system.
The SDL and SDF are administrated by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency
The current SDL Exemption Order has been updated with effect from 1 April 2014. For more information, please refer to FAQ 1.9 (click here).