What does No-Filing Service (NFS) mean

If you have received a letter or SMS informing you that you have been selected for NFS, you are not required to file an Income 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 Apr 2021 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.

How can I verify that the information is correct before IRAS finalises my tax bill?

You may verify the details of your auto-included information and preview your NOA at myTax Portal

You may verify the details of your auto-included information and preview your Notice of Assessment at myTax Portal using your Singpass or IRAS Unique Account (IUA) from 1 Mar to 18 Apr 2021.

What if I have additional income and changes to my personal relief claims?

If you need to amend your NOA

What should I do after receiving my NOA?

You need to check your NOA to ensure that it is correct. If you have any other income that is not shown in the NOA, or your relief claims in the NOA are incorrect, please file an objection within 30 days from the date of your NOA using the “Objection to Assessment” e-Service in myTax Portal.

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

Scenarios where your NOA is inaccurate and you wish to file an Income 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 2020. 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 2020. As you no longer satisfy the conditions for the Qualifying Child Relief (QCR), you have to remove the claim for QCR for YA 2021.
  •  You wish to claim Course Fees Relief.

 

Are you selected for the NFS?

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