The strategic compliance framework depicts how our focus on compliance is aligned with our vision and our corporate goal of ensuring compliance.
The sustainable outcome of our compliance actions is to enhance voluntary compliance. While we make it easy for taxpayers to comply, we also take strong deterrent measures against taxpayers who do not fulfil their tax obligations.
To foster a sustainable environment that eases compliance and encourages compliant behaviour, our compliance actions are anchored in the 4 strategic pillars - simple tax system, informed taxpayers, credible IRAS and engaged community.
The Four Strategic Pillars
1. Simple Tax System
A simple tax system makes it easier for taxpayers to comply. IRAS plays an active role in influencing policies and tax laws where possible, and continuously reviews the rules, processes and procedures to ease compliance.
2. Informed Taxpayers
Taxpayers who know their tax obligations will be more responsible for their tax matters. IRAS proactively provides education and timely information through various channels to taxpayers.
3. Credible Tax Administration
This ensures that Singapore has a fair and sustainable tax system where every taxpayer contributes his fair share of tax.
4. Engaged Community
IRAS is committed to building a community that shares the belief in taxpaying. With the support of our stakeholders, we inculcate a strong sense of righteousness with respect to taxpaying.