How GIRO works
|Date of Deduction*||Every 5th of the month. If unsuccessful, the second deduction will be done on the 21st of the month. |
GIRO arrangement will be cancelled after 2 consecutive months of unsuccessful deductions (total of 4 unsuccessful deductions). You are required 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.
*If the deduction date falls on a weekend or public holiday, deduction will be made the next working day.
Apply for GIRO arrangement
Here are 3 ways to apply GIRO application online and get instant approval by Banks!
The GIRO arrangement will be set up within 3 working days.
DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB customers
For banks not listed above for online application, please complete the GIRO Application Form and mail it to IRAS. The GIRO arrangement will be set up within 3 weeks.
|Master GIRO (Recommended)||Property Tax GIRO|
Allows you to pay your Income Tax, Goods & Services Tax and/or Property Tax by completing one application form.
Download Master GIRO Form (PDF, 689KB)
If you are using a 3rd party bank account to sign up for GIRO.
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 and Instalment Plan will be stored in myTax Portal). You may log in to myTax Portal to view payment plan details (Select “Account”> “View Payment Plan”).
For GIRO applications received after the 21st of the current month, deductions will only commence on the month after the upcoming month.
Re-activate GIRO arrangement
If your GIRO arrangement has been cancelled and you wish to re-activate any previous GIRO arrangement set up with IRAS, please log in to myTax Portal (Select “Account” > “Apply for Payment Plan”) to re-activate GIRO.
Upon successful re-activation, you may log in to myTax Portal to view your payment plan details (Select "Account" > "View Payment Plan").
Make changes to GIRO arrangement
Changing my GIRO arrangement to another bank account
If the bank account is not previously applied with IRAS, you will have to submit a new GIRO application (refer to Apply for GIRO arrangement). Your existing GIRO arrangement will be automatically cancelled and replaced by the approved new application.
You will be notified via your preferred mode of notification on the revised payment plan. Alternatively, you may log in to myTax Portal to view payment plan details (Select "Account" > "View Payment Plan").
Terminate / Cancel my GIRO Arrangement
If you wish to terminate your GIRO arrangement with IRAS, please contact your bank directly. Once GIRO arrangment has been terminated, you will have to apply for a new GIRO application.
Do remember to settle any outstanding tax immediately after the cancellation/termination of GIRO arrangement to avoid late payment penalty.
Change my Plan Type
If you wish to make the following change:
- Monthly instalment to one-time yearly deduction or
- One-time yearly deduction to monthly instalment
You can log in to myTax Portal to cancel your GIRO plan (Select "Account" > "View/Cancel Payment Plan"), re-activate your GIRO (Select "Account" > "Apply for Payment Plan") and select your preferred plan type. Alternatively, you may make the request via LiveChat.
Request to Extend Payment Plan
If you need help with your tax payment, you may apply for a longer GIRO arrangement.