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
The trial exercise for e-Submission of Employment Income has ended for the Year of Assessment (YA) 2015. We thank all participants and look forward to your “live” submission from 6 January 2015 onwards.
New AIS employers participating for YA 2016 will be notified of the trial exercise in the second half year of 2015.
|After completing the Trial Exercise
Please uninstall the trial versions of the software as they cannot be used for the '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)
|Download the 'Live' version of AIS software
You may download the ‘Live’ version of the AIS software and user guides from their respective websites.
For employers who are using payroll software systems to maintain their payroll:
For employers who are not using any payroll software systems (eg. Manual Bookkeeping, Microsoft Excel inclusive) to maintain their payroll:
Frequently Asked Questions
Employers are not required to input any actual income and/or deduction amounts. You only need to create a few records for practice purpose. No information will be submitted to IRAS during the Trial Exercise.
No. You are considered to have completed the Trial Exercise only after you have submitted the Trial Code to us.
The Trial Code can only be submitted by the ‘Approver’. He/She has to log into myTax Portal with his/her SingPass to submit the code. Please refer to the authorisation page to find out how to authorize your staff or yourself as an ‘Approver’.
The Trial Exercise is to ensure that new employers are familiar with the submission process and well prepared for their first submission beginning in January.
If you will be e-submitting on behalf of several organisations, you only have to complete the Trial Exercise for one organisation and ensure that all other organisations have authorised at least one ‘Approver’ for the ‘e-Submission of Employment Income’ e-service. Once completed, please email the request to be exempted from Trial Exercise to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the name and UEN of all the affected organisations.
Yes. You can switch to a different AIS software for your ‘Live’ submission.
For example, if you used the AIS Offline Application for your Trial Exercise but had recently purchased a supporting payroll software, you can switch to the AIS Validation and Submission Application for your ‘Live’ submission.
The Trial Exercise is intended for newly joined AIS entities. However, existing AIS employers can download the trial AIS software during the Trial Exercise period to practice the submission process.
Please remember to use the correct versions of AIS software for the Trial Exercise and Live submission.