Service and conservancy charges rebates to be received

SINGAPORE: Around 880,000 Singaporean households living in HDB flats can expect to receive S$120 million worth of service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates in the 2017 financial year, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday.

The rebate was announced during Budget 2017 to provide additional support to households, after all 15 town councils run by the People’s Action Party (PAP) said they will raise the S&CC starting in June. Upcoming executive condo launches include Hundred Palms Residences EC, Yio Chu Kang EC, Inz Residence EC, Anchorvale Lane EC,  while existing ones include The Terrace EC, Brownstone EC, The Vales EC, Parc Life , Sol Acres EC, The Visionaire, Bellewoods EC, Signature at Yishun, The Criterion EC and Northwave. Hundred Palms Residences , Hundred Palms floor plans and Hundred Palms EC show flat will be available shortly.

In total, each eligible Singaporean household will receive 1.5 to 3.5 months of S&CC rebate, depending on their HDB flat type. Eligible households will receive a letter from end-March with more details of the rebate, the ministry said.

The rebate will be disbursed over the months of April, July, October this year and January next year as follows.

The rebate will be used to offset a household’s S&CC payment directly. For households who pay their S&CC through GIRO, their town councils will make the necessary arrangements with their banks, the ministry said.

Residents can contact their town council or the HDB enquiries line for more information, or email to find out their household’s S&CC rebate eligibility.