Most taxpayers e-File their Income Tax Returns. For a small minority of taxpayers who prefer to file a paper Income Tax Return, they will receive the relevant tax form from IRAS between Feb to Mar each year.

Receiving a paper Income Tax Return

We will send to you the relevant paper Income Tax Return between Feb to Mar each year if you are required to file an Income Tax Return.

If you are certain that you have to file, but did not receive a notification from us by 15 Mar, please contact us.

Please submit your paper tax return by 15 Apr.

When filing your Income Tax Return, you do not need to declare the employment income received from your employer who is participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS). This information would be automatically included in your income tax assessment.

If your employer is under the AIS, please enter "0" for your employment income and any donations, CPF contributions and life insurance premium deducted from your salary.

Income Tax Return for tax resident individuals

Tax resident individuals should receive:

  1. Form B1 2021
  2. Appendices 1 and 2
  3. Return envelope

Please see the Guide to completing Form B1 (PDF, 195 KB) for more details.

You may also refer to the following translations for:

   1. Appendices 1 and 2 (ChineseMalayTamil) (PDF, 202 KB)

   2. Guide to completing Form B1 (ChineseMalayTamil) (PDF, 749 KB)

Income Tax Return for self-employed individuals

Self-employed individuals should receive:

  1. Form B 2021
  2. Appendices 1 and 2
  3. Return envelope

Please see the Guide to completing Form B (PDF, 271 KB) for more details.

You may also refer to the following translations for:

   1. Appendices 1 and 2 (ChineseMalayTamil) (PDF, 686 KB)

   2. Guide to completing Form B (ChineseMalayTamil) (PDF, 1.82 MB)

Income Tax Return for non-resident individuals

Non-resident individuals should receive:

  1. Form M 2021
  2. Appendix
  3. Return envelope

Please see the Guide to completing Form M (PDF, 205 KB) for more details.

Please sign on page 1 of the paper Income Tax Return and send it to us using the return envelope provided by 15 Apr.

Documents not required for submission

  1. Form IR8A (Electronic)/NSmen reservist pay
  2. Vouchers/Statements for auto-included dividends (e.g. NTUC Fairprice dividend vouchers)
  3. All receipts (e.g. receipts for rental expenses, donations, subscriptions, course fees, insurance and entertainment)
  4. Foreign domestic worker levy statements