IRAS Co-Creation Grant

IRAS seeks to redefine the experiences of taxpayers by offering greater convenience, customisation and certainty in fulfilling their tax obligations. To facilitate this desired outcome, the IRAS Co-Creation Grant supports software developers in the development of solutions that:


Integrates tax seamlessly into digital solutions commonly used by taxpayer  icon 1 and/ or 

Harnesses IRAS' APIs

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Opportunity Areas:

To develop a digital solution that enables seamless integration of record keeping, tax preparation and filing capabilities into taxpayers’ existing systems and life events.

The solution can be an app, a web-based dashboard, or equivalent that facilitates tax filing preparation or tax management.  To qualify for the grant, the proposed idea should be a new solution that is currently not available in the market.  Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to work with a subject matter expert from IRAS, who will provide insights from IRAS’ perspective as a tax administrator.

Your proposed solution must address at least one of the challenges below:


 Managing tax matters using Business Software Maintaining proper and accuate business recordsUnderstand tax obligations and eligable reliefs 
Managing tax matters using Business Software Maintaining proper and accurate business records
 Understanding tax obligations and eligible reliefs


Some of the solutions on which IRAS are already working with software developers include:

  • Direct submission of GST F5 and electronic listings through accounting software

  • Direct submission of employee employment income records through payroll software

  • Pre-filing of self-employed income for private-hire drivers

“IRAS is open to exploring more solutions across the spectrum of tax types such as Property Tax, Stamp Duty and other tax types and tax-related transactions, which could help taxpayers fulfil their tax obligations more easily and in turn, deliver a seamless customer experience.”

Application Process

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Please submit  Application Form to CoCreationGrant@iras.gov.sg before 31 Dec 2018.



Quantum and Eligibility Criteria

Quantum
  •  Up to $30,000
Grant Duration
  • Development to be completed within 6 months.
  • A longer development period can be proposed, with reasons, for IRAS' consideration.
Costs Covered by Grant
  • Development cost (including manpower cost)
  • Equipment - hardware, software and network costs
  • Material costs
  • Professional services fees
  • Application fees for Intellectual Property Rights
  • Marketing and Publicity Expenses
  • Training cost, and
  • Any other costs on a case-by-case basis
Terms and Conditions

 Successful applicants:

  • have to be a registered entity in Singapore upon approval of grant;
  • have to provide monthly updates on your progress to IRAS by email, onsite presentations or demonstrations; and
  • may be required to showcase your funded solutions at IRAS' events.


Evaluation Criteria


We evaluate grant applications on the following criteria:

Impact of solution


  • Extent to which the solution will benefit the taxpaying community in Singapore

Clarity of project deliverable(s) and feasibility of implementation

  • Technical feasibility of the solution
Sustainability
  • Ability of the team to successfully develop and implement the solution to address the challenge
  • Is solution likely to deliver value beyond the funding period 
Innovativeness
  • How different the solution is from what is currently available in the market


Enquiries

Please email to  CoCreationGrant@iras.gov.sg for enquiries regarding your application or to request for further information.