I have made a voluntary refund. Do I still need to refund to my CPF account when I sell my property?
The amount that you have to refund upon selling your property depends on how much you have voluntarily refunded:
- If you have fully refunded all the CPF savings you have withdrawn for your property with accrued interest, you will not need to make any refunds
- If you have partially refunded the CPF savings you have withdrawn for your property with accrued interest, you will need to refund the balance CPF savings you have used with interest
When a property is sold, generally, the selling price will be used to pay the following in this order:
- Outstanding housing loan
- Required CPF refund
- Other sale expenses, e.g., legal fees
If the selling price (including the option monies) after paying the outstanding housing loan is not enough to make the required CPF refund, you do not need to top up the shortfall in cash, provided the property is sold at market value. However, the option monies (e.g. option fee and option exercise fee) received from your buyer in cash upon the sale of your property are considered part of the selling price and need to be refunded to your co-owner’s and your CPF accounts before the transaction can be completed.
Amount returned to owner A’s CPF Account:
Amount returned to owner B’s CPF Account: