The Media Development Authority of Singapore has begun to refund the 2011 RTV licence fees collected.
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Starting today, some 1.1 million cheques will be mailed in batches to households, non-residential TV licensees (such as hotels, offices, food and beverages and retail outlets that have TV sets), vehicle owners, and dealers engaged in the import or sale of any broadcasting apparatus. The final batch of cheques is expected to be sent by 30 April 2011.
Licensees are advised to bank the cheques into their accounts within six months. Licensees who do not hold a bank account can produce their NRIC/ FIN/ Passport at any United Overseas Bank (UOB) branch to encash the cheque.
Licensees who have paid their 2011 RTV licence fees in full, and have no past outstanding fees for 2010 or earlier, will receive full refunds. Licensees with outstanding fees will have that amount deducted from their refund. If the refund is not enough to offset the outstanding fees, licensees will receive a Final Payment Reminder. They should pay the balance amount by 31 May 2011 at any AXS station or SingPost branch.
Licensees can check their licence account status with their SingPass at MDA Online
For more information on the refund exercise, please visit www.mda.gov.sg or email MDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.