e-Filing Your Tax Return

Step-by-step instructions on e-Filing via MyTax Portal.

Advantages of e-Filing

Filing Taxes is Easier

You can e-File via myTax Portal with your Singpass or Singpass Foreign user Account (SFA). An acknowledgement page will be shown after you have e-Filed successfully.

24/7 Access to Your Account

Access your account any time, anywhere!

Longer Filing Period

The filing due date for paper tax form is on 15 Apr 2021. However, if you e-File, you have up to 18 Apr 2021 to do so.

Filing Your Income Tax Return via Mobile Phone

Below is a sample screenshot of myTax Portal when you e-File via mobile phone.

Mobile Filing (YA 2021)


Steps to e-Filing Your Tax Return

STEP 1: Get a Singpass or Singpass Foreign user Account (SFA)

Singpass is a common password that you can use to access all Government e-Services. You can apply for Singpass online and you should receive it within four working days. 2-Step Verification (or 2FA) is required when you use Singpass. Find out more about Singpass.

If you are not eligible for Singpass, you may apply for a Singpass Foreign user Account (SFA) online.

STEP 2: Prepare documents

Before you log in to myTax Portal, make sure you have these documents ready:

  • Singpass / Singpass Foreign user Account (SFA)
  • Form IR8A (if your employer is not participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme)
  • Particulars of your dependants (e.g. child, parent) for new relief claims
  • Details of rental income from your property and other income, if any
  • Business Registration Number / Partnership Tax Reference Number (for self-employed and partners only)

STEP 3: Log in to myTax Portal

Log in to myTax Portal with your Singpass / Singpass Foreign user Account (SFA). Click on "Individuals" > "File Income Tax Return" to start. This electronic tax form may take you 5-10 minutes to complete. Your session will expire if you leave it idle for more than 20 minutes.

When this happens, you have to log in to the portal again.

STEP 4: Verify your details

IRAS will pre-fill the following information in the online tax form:

  • All income, deductions and reliefs from organisations participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme. For example, employment income, donations, NS man relief;
  • Reliefs allowed to you in the previous year (e.g. Qualifying Child Relief, Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Relief, etc.); and
  • Tenanted property information based on your preceding year declaration and/or e-Stamping records.

Verify that all the pre-filled information (income, deductions and reliefs) is accurate and complete. Please check with the relevant organisation directly for any discrepancy. The organisation will resubmit the information to us if there are errors in the original submission.

STEP 5: Update existing tax reliefs

If you previously claimed any reliefs but no longer qualify for them, please remove the pre-filled reliefs when you e-File. You can also amend the amount of reliefs which are shared with other claimants.

If you qualify for additional or new reliefs (e.g. relief for newborn child), please include the claims when you e-File.

STEP 6: Declare other sources of income

If you have received any other sources of income which are not pre-filled (e.g. rental income in the previous year), you need to declare the income in the tax form. 

STEP 7: Receive acknowledgement receipt

An acknowledgement page will be shown after you have e-Filed successfully. You are advised to save a copy or print the page for future reference.

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