No-Filing Service (NFS)

Individual taxpayers who have been informed of their eligibility for the NFS are not required to file a tax return.

What does No-Filing Service (NFS) Mean

The No-Filing Service or NFS means that you are not required to file a tax return. 

Your Notice of Assessment (NOA) or tax bill showing your income tax payable, if any, will be sent to you between end Apr to Sep 2019. Your NOA is computed based on your auto-included income and previous year's relief claims, which may be adjusted if you do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your NOA is accurate. If you have any other income that is not shown in the NOA, or your relief claims in the NOA are incorrect, please inform us within 30 days from the date of your NOA.

You may verify the details of your auto-included information and preview your Notice of Assessment (PNOA) at myTax Portal using your SingPass or IRAS Unique Account (IUA) from 1 Mar to 18 Apr 2019.

1) If your PNOA is accurate, you may request an early assessment.

2) If your PNOA is not accurate, you have the option of e-Filing a tax return to make the relevant changes. These changes could include:
- Additional or non auto-included sources of income (e.g. received rental income in 2018, joined a new employer that is not participating in the Auto Inclusion Scheme), or
- Amendments to personal relief claims (e.g. child relief claims on a newborn child in 2018, remove child relief claims if your child started working and had income exceeding $4,000 in 2018).

You can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information on NFS (80KB).

Scenarios where your PNOA is inaccurate and you wish to file a tax return when on NFS

You have sources of income other than the auto-included employment income.


You have changes in relief claims since last year.

  • You have a child born in 2018. You can inform IRAS that you wish to claim child reliefs and/or the Parenthood Tax Rebate for him/her.
  • Your child started working and had income exceeding $4,000 in 2018. As you no longer satisfy the conditions for the Qualifying Child Relief, you are not allowed to claim this relief for YA 2019.
  •  You wish to claim Course Fees Relief.


Are you on NFS?

If you are still unsure, please log in to myTax Portal > "View Filing Status" to check whether you are on NFS.


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