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2nd December 2018

Can employees opt out from payroll donations?

 

Payroll donations generally refer to the contributions to Self-Help Group (SHGs). Such contributions are deducted from employees' salary. The SHGs Funds are as following

  1. Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) Fund, administered by CDAC

  2. Eurasian Community Fund (ECF), administered by the Eurasian Association (EA)

  3. Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund (MBMF), administered by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)

  4. Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) Fund, administered by SINDA

The SHGs are set up to uplift the less privileged and low income households in the Chinese, Eurasian, Muslim and Indian communities respectively. Employers are expected to deduct the Self-Help Group (SHG) contributions from their employees’ wages. Employees who do not wish to contribute can submit an opt-out form to the respective SHGs.