Taxpayers contribute towards nation-building through tax payments. IRAS partners the community and makes it easy for taxpayers to fulfil their tax obligations, through a fair, effective and efficient tax administration.
IRAS is an agent of the Government to administer payment of taxes. It also represents Singapore internationally and advises the Government on matters relating to taxation.
Taxes are used to fund public amenities, infrastructure building, economic development, community and social development, national security, healthcare, and education, giving the people of Singapore a high standard of living and a conducive and safe place that they are proud to call home.