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An excess of $370 million in wage support was erroneously paid out last year after the Government used the wrong dates to determine the amount that 5,400 companies should get. The same error also resulted in an excess of $1.2 million being paid out in foreign worker levy waivers and rebates to 360 companies.
The ministries of Trade and Industry, Finance, and Manpower said the mistake was discovered in November last year when the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore found anomalies in its regular processing checks on the JSS.
In this week’s Life Picks, assistant Life editor Olivia Ho looks ahead to the Singapore International Festival of Arts in May. Film correspondent John Lui warns fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise not to expect too much from the latest movie.
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