e-Filing Tax

Step-by-step instructions on e-Filing via MyTax Portal.

Advantages of e-Filing

Filing Taxes is Easier

You can e-File via myTax Portal with your SingPass or IRAS PIN. An instant acknowledgement will be sent to you after you have e-Filed successfully.

24/7 Access to Your Account

You can access your tax account 24/7.

Longer Filing Period

The filing due date for paper tax form is on 15 Apr 2017. However, if you e-File, you have up to 18 Apr 2017 to do so.

Filing Your Income Tax Return via Mobile Phone

Steps to e-Filing Your Tax

STEP 1: Get a SingPass or IRAS PIN

We recommend that you apply for SingPass. SingPass is a common password that you can use for all Government e-Services. You can apply for SingPass online and you should receive it within four working days. 2-Step Verification (or 2FA) is required when you use SingPass. Find out more about SingPass.

If you are not eligible for SingPass, you may apply for an IRAS PIN online. We will send the IRAS PIN to you within four working days .
If you have an existing IRAS PIN, you need not apply for a new IRAS PIN. You may use the existing IRAS PIN to e-File your tax return (provided your income tax account is activated).

STEP 2: Prepare documents

Before you log in to myTax Portal, make sure you have these documents ready:

  • SingPass / IRAS PIN
  • Form IR8A (if your employer is not participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme)
  • Particulars of your dependants (e.g. child, parent) for new relief claims
  • Details of rental income from your property and other income, if any
  • Business Registration Number / Partnership Tax Reference Number (for self-employed and partners only)

STEP 3: Log in to myTax Portal

Log in to myTax Portal with your SingPass / IRAS PIN. Click on "Individuals" > "File Form B/B1" to start.
This electronic tax form may take you 5-10 minutes to complete. Your session will expire if you leave it idle for more than 20 minutes . When this happens, you have to log in to the portal again.

STEP 4: Verify your details

IRAS will pre-fill the following information in the online tax form:

  • All income, deductions and reliefs from organisations participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme. For example, employment income, donations, NS man relief;
  • Reliefs claimed by you in the previous year (e.g. Qualifying Child Relief, Foreign Maid Levy Relief, etc.); and
  • Tenanted property information based on your preceding year declaration and/or e-Stamping records.

Verify that all the pre-filled information (income, deductions and reliefs) is accurate and complete. Please check with the relevant organisation directly for any discrepancy. The organisation will resubmit the information to us if there are errors in the original submission.

STEP 5: Update existing tax reliefs

If you previously claimed any reliefs  but no longer qualify for them, please remove the pre-filled sections when you e-File. You can also amend the amount of reliefs which are shared with other claimants.
If you qualify for additional or new reliefs (e.g. claim relief for newborn child), please include the claims when you e-File.

STEP 6: Declare other sources of income

If you have received any other sources of income which are not pre-filled (e.g. rental income in the previous year), you need to declare the income in the tax form. 

STEP 7: Receive acknowledgement receipt

An acknowledgement page will be shown after you have e-Filed successfully. You are advised to save a copy or print the page for future reference.

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