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
|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:
Software: Offline Application – Trial Version (Java Application, 3.7MB)
Guide: Offline Application Trial Exercise Guide (1.9MB)
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.
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 email@example.com 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.