Bulk Extension for Filing of Individual Income Tax Returns for YA 2020

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In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, IRAS will extend the bulk extension date, including applications for the Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) scheme, to 15 Aug 2020:

1. The extension will be automatic for cases where extension has been granted till 30 Jun 2020. There is no need to write in to request for this extended filing date.

 

2. Tax agents who have not requested for bulk extension can send their requests for the extended filing date of 15 Aug 2020 to bulkreq@iras.gov.sg by 30 Apr 2020. Please indicate the subject as "Request for Further Filing Extension - New Requests".

 

The extension is part of support measures in light of the COVID-19 situation, and is not to be taken as a precedent. Taxpayers who can file earlier should continue to do so.

 

IRAS will allow one common bulk extension date of 30 Jun 2020 for all tax agents to file your clients' individual income tax returns for Year of Assessment (YA) 2020. Tax agents are advised to plan your resource requirements accordingly to meet this extended due date as no further extension will be granted.

How to Request for Bulk Extension?

Tax agents looking to request for bulk extension are to email the list of their clients using the excel template (700KB) to bulkreq@iras.gov.sg between 7 Feb and 31 Mar 2020. Requests sent to other mail-boxes or by post will not be accepted. Late requests will also not be accepted.

Failure to File Returns by the Extended Due Date

Where returns are not received by 30 Jun 2020, estimated assessments will be issued. Penalties will also be imposed for late filing.

How to Obtain a Paper Copy (Duplicate) of the Tax Return for YA 2020?

To obtain a paper tax return (duplicate) for your clients, please email us. Requests sent to other email boxes or by post will not be accepted.

Photocopied / Scanned Copies of Tax Returns

IRAS will not accept photocopied or scanned copies of tax returns. A tax return is a statutory declaration which must bear the original signature of the taxpayer.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) Scheme Applications

All NOR applications must be submitted together with the tax returns by 30 Jun 2020. For clearance cases where the client ceased employment in 2019, the application form for NOR concession for YA 2020 must also reach IRAS by 30 Jun 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.