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The trial exercise is meant to prepare employers who are new to the AIS for their first submission in January.

 Steps to Complete the Trial Exercise

Steps Details
Download the trial version of the AIS software  

Employers must use the trial versions of the AIS software for the Trial Exercise. Please download the software onto the computers which you will be using for the actual submission in January 2015. This will ensure that your computers are able to run the e-Submission software.

The trial versions of the AIS software and user guides can be found below.

Employers who are not using any payroll software systems to maintain their payroll (eg. Manual Bookkeeping, Microsoft Excel inclusive) can choose to use either of the following software: 

Offline Application 

Software:  Offline Application – Trial Version (Java Application, 3.7MB) 
Guide:  Offline Application Trial Exercise Guide  (1.9MB)


Online Application 

Software:  Online Application – Trial Version (Java Application, 3.2MB)
Guide:  Online Application Trial Exercise Guide (2.2MB) 

Employers who are using payroll software to maintain their payroll should use the:

Validation and Submission Application

Software:  Validation and Submission Application – Trial Version (Java Application, 3MB)
Guide:  Validation and Submission Application Trial Exercise Guide (1.7MB) 

Note: You need to install “Java Runtime Environment Version 7 and above” in your computer before running the above 3 software. Click here (490KB) for user guide for installing Java Runtime Environment.

Practice the submission process using the trial version of the AIS software

Create a few sample records and go through the steps for submission using the trial version of AIS software. The information submitted via the trial versions of the AIS software will not be transmitted to IRAS as it is only a trial exercise.

Please note down the Trial Code that is generated by the software at the end of the exercise.

Submit the Trial Code for your organisation

 You are required to submit the Trial Code to IRAS via myTax Portal to complete the Trial Exercise.

You have to be authorised as the “Approver’ for your organisation under ‘e-Submission of Employment Income’ to submit the Trial Code. If you have yet to be authorised as the “Approver”, please do so using the e-Services Authorisation System (EASY).

You may find out more about the authorisation process at the Authorisation webpage.

Uninstall the trial versions of the AIS software

 Please uninstall the trial versions of the software as they cannot be used for the actual 'Live' submission which commences in January.

Below is a guide on how to remove the software from your computers:

Guide to Uninstall Java Application(364 KB)

The updated ‘Live’ version of the AIS software for Year of Assessment (YA) 2015 can be downloaded from software’s respective websites from 20 December 2014 onwards.

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Last Updated on 3 November 2014

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