Companies That Do Not Need to Submit Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI)

Certain companies do not need to file Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) even if they have received the ECI notification from IRAS.

Administrative Concession - Waiver of Requirement to File ECI

Companies that qualify for the administrative concession for a particular financial year do not need to file ECI for that relevant Year of Assessment (YA) if its:

  1. annual revenue is not more than $1 million for the financial year; and
  2. ECI is NIL for the YA. The ECI should be the amount before deducting the exempt amount under the partial tax exemption scheme or the tax exemption scheme for new start-up companies.

Companies are required to determine for themselves whether they meet the conditions of the administrative concession.

If they meet the conditions for the administrative concession, they do not need to file their ECI for that particular YA. There is no need to inform IRAS.

If they do not meet any of the conditions, they will need to file their ECI for that particular YA.

For details, please refer to the FAQs section below on the Waiver of Requirement to File ECI.

Other Entities Specifically Not Required to File ECI

The following entities do not need to file ECI

  1. Foreign ship owners or charterers for whom the Shipping Return (75KB) has been or would be submitted by the local shipping agent;
  2. Foreign universities;
  3. Designated unit trusts and approved CPF unit trusts#
  4. Real estate investment trusts that have been granted the tax treatment under Section 43(2) of the Income Tax Act; and
  5. Any other specific case granted waiver to furnish ECI by IRAS, e.g. via an advance ruling issued.

#As approved under Section 35(14) of the Income Tax Act and for the purposes of any investment scheme under the Central Provident Fund Act respectively. For these unit trusts, the income listed under Sections 35(12) and 35(12A) of the Income Tax Act is not taxed at the trustee level. Other income not covered by these Sections is likely to be negligible and hence there is no need for these unit trusts to furnish ECI.



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