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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).

The SDL Regulations have been updated with effect from 1st July 2014 and the amendments are listed below:
(a) Update regulation 2 (Definitions)
(b) Amend regulation 3 (Payment of levy)
(c) Delete regulation 5 (Power to obtain information)
(d) Amend regulations 8 and 9 (Assessment of Liability and Notice of assessment)
(e) Amend regulation 10 (Objection)
(f) Remove regulation 11 (Appeal)
(g) Amend regulation 12 (Penalty for late payment)
(h) Amend regulation 14 (Offences)
(i) Make new regulations 18 and 12(4)
For more information, please refer to the updated SDL Regulations(click here).

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