Accrued Interest In Singapore
Singaporeans are thought of as being smart and sensible people, right? The majority of us prefer to receive the proceeds of the sale in cash rather than having them deposited into our Central Provident Fund (CPF) accounts when we sell our home (whether it be a HDB apartment or condo). In this post, we’ll explain how much of the sale earnings from your property must be sent back into your CPF account once you sell it.
Knowing the sum enables you to make better financial plans and choices regarding the sale of your home. (Deductions from your selling earnings for the HDB resale levy and the property agent commission are very simple, but you need more explanation for the CPF refund.)
Keep in mind that the money you refund to CPF can be used to finance your subsequent home (selling one could necessitate the purchase of another, right? ), so you are not prohibited from using your CPF after a refund.
After selling the residence, you must transfer any funds you took out of your CPF account back into your account.
What Is Accrued Interest ?
The interest that the principal amount would have received if it had been deposited in your CPF Ordinary Account (CPF OA) as opposed to being taken out to pay for your home is known as accrued interest. The CPF OA interest rate is currently 2.5 percent annually.
The Process of Accrued Interest
Similar to compound interest, accumulated interest operates. Because of this, the amount of interest that has accrued will increase as time goes on and must be repaid to your CPF OA.
Yes, when we initially learned about the accrued interest restrictions, most of us took a second look, but hey, the Singapore government really appreciates the importance of CPF for our retirement…
*Even though they can service their house loan instalments with their CPF, some people opt to do so because they have to pay accumulated interest on top of the interest they already pay for their mortgage.
Log into your CPF account to determine how much you “owe” your account at any one time. Go to the “My cpf” tab and select “Home ownership.” The page will display the principal used as well as the interest that has accumulated. When you sell your house, you must transfer the sum of these two amounts back into your CPF account.