Achieving High Levels of Voluntary Compliance

IRAS is committed to maintaining a fair and sustainable tax system. We continue to ensure tax rules are clear and easy to comply with, and enhance tax filing processes to promote voluntary compliance.

In FY2016/17, we continued to achieve high on-time filing and payment rates.

Filing compliance results for FY 2016/17

For Individual Income Tax, 96.7% of the 2,282,969 returns issued in FY2016/17 were filed on time.

Filing  compliance IIT

For Corporate Income Tax, 83.2% of the 201,144 returns issued were filed on time. 

Filing Compliance CIT

For Goods and Services Tax, 93.9% of the 376,533 returns issued were filed on time.

Filing Compliance GST

On-time payment rates for tax types

Ontime payment rates

Our current year tax arrears amounted to S$267 million. The proportion of tax arrears to total net tax assessed or collected at the end of FY2016/17 stood at 0.68%.