Paying your taxes/ Claiming refunds

  • 'Notice of Assessment' refers to your tax bill. It shows the types and amount of income brought to tax, deductions claimed, and the amount of tax payable by you or tax repayable to you.

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  • Please check your tax bill (Notice of Assessment) when you receive it. If you disagree with the tax assessment, please file an objection and state your reason(s) for objection within 30 days from the date of the tax bill.

  • Most taxpayers pay their taxes on time.  There are penalties if tax is not paid on time.
  • Generally tax credits of at least $15 are automatically refunded within 30 days from the date they arise, without the need for taxpayers to submit a claim for refund. Refunds via GIRO can be as early as within 7 days while those by cheques may take up to 30 days. IRAS will pay interest on any late refund beyond 30 days. However there may be circumstances where IRAS is unable to automatically refund the tax credits. No interest will be payable for such cases.
  • This page provides information on what to expect after you have submitted your income tax return.