Goods & Services Tax (GST)

How GIRO works

Date of Deduction*15th of the month after the due date for payment.
GST must be paid within one month after the end of GST accounting period.
If GIRO deduction is unsuccessful

GIRO arrangement will be cancelled.

You have to make full payment of outstanding tax at myTax Portal (Select "Account" > "Pay Taxes") or re-activate the GIRO arrangement (Select "Account" > "Apply for Payment Plan") to avoid penalties. 

Apply for eGIRO (For Businesses) with DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB, Bank of China and Maybank
- eGIRO arrangement will be set up instantly upon approval by the company's authorised approver

Benefits of eGIRO

  • It's fast to set up
  • It's easy to track your application status
  • It's all digital and you do not have to print paper forms

How to submit an eGIRO application

The applicant needs to be authorised via Corppass and has access to the Internet Banking Portal.

Steps for Applicant(Maker) to apply for eGIRO:
1. Log in to myTax Portal with your Singpass.
2. Go to "Account" > "Apply for Payment Plan".
3. Select your bank under the "New eGIRO arrangement".
4. Select the tax account(s) that you wish to set up for eGIRO arrangement and click "Submit".
5. You will be redirected to log in to your Internet Banking Portal. Select your bank account and submit your eGIRO application. 
6. Upon successful submission at the Internet Banking Portal, you need to return back to myTax Portal to complete the eGIRO application. 

Steps for Approver to authorise the eGIRO application:
(To approve the application within 48 hours as the application will lapse after 48 hours)
1. Log in to your Internet Banking Portal.
2. Authorise the eGIRO application.

After IRAS receives the approval from your bank, you will receive a notification on the set up of your GIRO arrangement within 5 working days. 


Please click here for a step-by-step guide on how to submit an eGIRO application.

Apply for GIRO (For Individuals) with OCBC or UOB Internet Banking Portal
- GIRO arrangement will be set up within 1 to 3 working days

Online GIRO Application - Instant approval by Banks!

Internet Banking
Internet Banking
OCBC and UOB customers

    Apply for GIRO with other banks
    - GIRO arrangement will be set up within 21 working days

    Please complete the GIRO Application form and mail it to IRAS. The GIRO arrangement will be set up within 21* working days.

    *The exact timeline is subject to the processing of the respective banks. 

    Master GIRO

    GST Tax GIRO
    Allows you to pay your Income Tax, Goods & Services Tax, Property Tax and/or Withholding Tax by completing one application form. 

    Please use your own bank account when signing up for Master GIRO. 

    Download Master GIRO Form (PDF, 689KB)

    If you are using a 3rd party bank account to sign up for GIRO. 


    Download GST Application Form (PDF, 1.79MB)

    IRAS will send you a notification to view the notice of your GIRO application status via your preferred notification mode (E.g. GIRO approval notices will be stored in myTax Portal). 

    Re-activate GIRO

    If your GIRO arrangement has been cancelled and you wish to re-activate a previous GIRO set up with IRAS, please do so via myTax Portal (Select "Account" > "Apply for Payment Plan").

    Upon successful re-activation, you may log in to myTax Portal to view your payment plan details (Select "Account" > "View/Cancel Payment Plan").

    Make changes to GIRO arrangement

    Changing my GIRO arrangement to another bank account

    If you  want to use a bank account that has not been used for GIRO with IRAS, you will have to submit a new GIRO application (refer to Apply for eGIRO/ Apply for GIRO). Your current GIRO arrangement will be automatically cancelled and replaced once the new GIRO application has been approved. The new GIRO arrangement will take effect from the next deduction. 

    You will be notified via your preferred mode of notification on the revised payment plan. You may also log in to myTax Portal to view your payment plan details (Select "Account > "View/Cancel Payment Plan").

    Cancel / Terminate my GIRO Arrangement

    If you wish to cancel your existing GIRO arrangement with IRAS, please do so via myTax Portal (Select "Account > "View/Cancel Payment Plan"). By cancelling the GIRO arrangement, you may still proceed to re-activate the GIRO arrangement for future tax payments. 

    If you wish to terminate your GIRO arrangement with IRAS, please get in touch with your bank directly. After the termination of your current GIRO arrangement, you will have to apply for a new GIRO arrangement.

    Do remember to settle any outstanding tax immediately after the cancellation/termination of GIRO arrangement to avoid late payment penalty. 

    Please log in to  myTax Portal (Select "Account" > "View Account Summary") to view your latest tax balance.