Paying your taxes or Claiming refunds

  • You should file an objection (stating your reasons) within 30 days from the date of the income tax bill (Notice of Assessment) if you disagree with the tax assessment.
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  • Most taxpayers are responsible and pay their tax 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.