Processing Time for Tax Clearance

Most Form IR21 are processed within 7 - 21 days.

Processing Time

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

Processing time may take longer if the information given in the Form IR21 is incomplete or when IRAS needs to seek clarification on the submitted information.

Clearance Directive

Upon tax clearance, you will receive either a Directive to Pay Tax or a Notification to Release Monies. The Clearance Directive will be issued to you by post. You will receive it within five to seven working days.

Separately, an electronic copy of the Clearance Directive will be made available at myTax Portal within three working days from the date the Form IR21 is processed.

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