Skills Development Levy Bill

Bill No. 29/1979

Read the first time on 7th September 1979.
An Act to impose a skills development levy on employers and for the establishment of a Skills Development Fund and for purposes connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Skills Development Levy Act, 1979, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Comptroller” means the Comptroller of Income Tax appointed under section 5 of the Income Tax Act (Cap. 141) and includes a Deputy Comptroller so appointed;
“Council” means the Advisory Council established under section 9;
“employee”, in relation to a month, means an employee rendering in that month services wholly or partly in Singapore and an employee who is on leave during that month where such leave is attributable to services rendered wholly or partly in Singapore in any previous month, but does not include any domestic servant, gardener or chauffeur, wholly and exclusively employed by an individual otherwise than in connection with his trade, business, profession or vocation;
“employer” means any person who pays or is liable to pay any remuneration to an employee;
“Fund” means the Skills Development Fund established under section 6;
“remuneration” means any wages, salary, commission, bonuses, allowances (including a housing allowance or other like allowance) or other emoluments paid in cash by or on behalf of an employer to an employee, and includes any leave pay;
“skills development levy” or “levy” means skills development levy imposed by this Act.