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 (digital or paper format) showing your income tax payable, if any, will be sent to you from end Apr 2020 onwards. 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 2020 (Extended to 31 May 2020) New .

1) If the details are accurate, you may request an early assessment.

2) If the details are not accurate, you have the option of e-Filing your tax return to make the relevant changes.

You can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information on NFS (PDF, 517KB).

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

ScenarioExample
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 2019. 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 2019. As you no longer satisfy the conditions for the Qualifying Child Relief, you are not allowed to claim this relief for YA 2020.
  •  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.