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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 (WDA).

With effect from 25 March 2015, employers who contribute SDL through CPF Board’s CPF e-Submit@web portal can tap on the convenience of the new auto-computation feature to automate the calculation of the SDL liabilities for your local employees. For more information, please refer to SDL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more details.

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