Defer Tax Payment for Individual Income Tax


For All Non-Self Employed Persons

From 26 March to 31 July 2020, you can opt to defer your income tax payments due in May, June and July 2020, to help ease your cash flow.

Sign up for this deferment option here. Only one application is needed.

Once your request to defer the payment is approved, this arrangement supersedes any due date indicated on your tax bill (NOA) or SMS.

This deferment does not apply to non-Singapore citizen employees who have sought tax clearance and employees of foreign employers.

How does the deferment of income tax payments work?

If you are paying by GIRO


There will be no GIRO deduction in May, June and July 2020 if you apply for the deferment before 27th of the previous month. Your income tax deduction will resume in August, September or October 2020 and the end-date of your instalment plan will be extended by 3 months. The amount of income tax payable remains the same.

Illustration on how the deferment works

Date of application for income tax defermentNext GIRO deduction due dateMonth in which the deferred GIRO deduction will start

Before 27 May



Before 27 June



From 27 June


Not eligible for further deferment. Deduction in August will continue.

To view your GIRO instalment plan, please visit myTax Portal.

If you are making a lump sum payment

Your due date for income tax payment will be deferred to start from August 2020.

Illustration on how the deferment works

Current Payment Due DatePayment Due Date if your income tax is deferred

20 May 2020

20 Aug 2020

15 Jun 2020

15 Sep 2020

23 Jul 2020

23 Oct 2020