Processing Time for Tax Clearance

Most Form IR21 are processed within 7 - 21 days.

Processing Time

  1. e-Filed cases: 80% are processed within 7 working days.
  2. Paper Form IR21: 80% are processed within 21 days.

Processing of tax clearance may take longer if the information given in Form IR21 is incomplete or when IRAS needs to seek clarification on the employment details submitted.

Clearance Directive

We will issue the Clearance Directive to you via post after the tax clearance has been processed.

The Clearance Directive will be available on myTaxPortal within three working days from the date Form IR21 is processed.

You can check the status of tax clearancevia myTax Portal.For details, please refer to User Guide.


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