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Coming to Singapore for a holiday? Make sure you download this tax refund app!

By Cookie Monster - on 14 Dec 2017, 1:00am

Coming to Singapore for a holiday? Make sure you download this tax refund app!

If you're coming to Singapore for a holiday and plan to do a lot of shopping, you have to download Tourego app. 

Developed by a Singaporean company and approved by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), Tourego is the world's first mobile tourist tax refund solution which migrates the current paper-based tax refund process onto its app, and allows users to receive and store their refund tickets in an e-wallet. The retailer network coverage is expected to increase with more partner announcements expected in the coming months. 

The Tourego app is also a travel guide which provides the latest shopping, food and travel tips about Singapore. There is a shopping list function that recommends Tourego retailers as users put together a wish list. 

Singaporean entrepreneur, Tan Tie Wee, Founder and CEO of Tourego explains, “Tourego wants to be Singapore’s solution to the worldwide problem of tourists spending too much time at airports trying to get their tax refund back. Our mobile app enhances the shopping experience for tourists, helps our retail partners improve their retail operations efficiency, and gain big data insights into the consumer behaviour of their tourist customers.”

The development of the app is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), IMDA, SPRING SINGAPORE and IE Singapore. The Tourego app is launched in Singapore as the first market and free to download on iOS and Android. Only non-Singaporeans (eligible tourists for tax refund) can register for an account.