01 Dec 2021
We refer to Mr Goh Tong Hann’s letter in ST Forum on 23 Nov. 

We recognise that many F&B businesses, like Mr Goh’s, are affected by the COVID-19 situation, as well as the tightened safe management measures. The government has provided enhanced Job Support Scheme (JSS) payments to help them through this period.

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has a dedicated team of officers to process the disbursement of JSS payouts and enquiries from businesses on their eligibility and appeals. As JSS covers diverse sectors, the IRAS team works closely with relevant agencies to ensure timely and accurate payouts.

For firms in the F&B sector, IRAS works with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) to assess their eligibility for JSS payouts. We are sorry that timeliness has been affected due to the volume of appeals.

To get the latest updates on their appeal status, F&B firms can contact IRAS via go.gov.sg/payout.

We thank Mr Goh for the opportunity to clarify and will be in touch with him directly on the outcome of his appeal. 

Kelly Wee (Ms) 
Director (Corporate Communications)
Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Alethea Nah (Ms)
Director (Corporate Communications)
Enterprise Singapore