Step-by-step instructions on e-Filing.

Advantages of e-Filing

  • Filing taxes is easier
    You may e-File via myTax Portal with your Singpass or Singpass Foreign user Account (SFA). An acknowledgement page will be shown after you have e-Filed successfully.
  • 24/7 access to your account
    Access your account anytime, anywhere!
  • Longer filing period
    The filing due date for paper tax form is on 15 Apr each year. However, if you e-File, you have up to 18 Apr to do so.

Steps to e-File your Income Tax Return

"Save as draft" option

If you are not able to complete your filing at one session, please save your Income Tax Return as ‘draft’. The draft will be retained in the portal for 14 days. Please note that this draft is not a submission of your Income Tax Return. You are required to submit your Income Tax Return within 14 days of saving your draft or before 18 Apr, whichever is earlier.

You may access the draft and make the necessary amendments before you submit your Income Tax Return. To retrieve the draft copy of your Income Tax Return, log in to myTax Portal using your Singpass or SFA. On the top menu, click "Individuals" and select "File Income Tax Return". Follow the instructions shown on the screen to retrieve your Income Tax Return and continue to file.


Please do not leave your filing session idle for more than 20 minutes. Otherwise, the session will expire and you will be required to log in to the portal again. If you are unable to complete your filing, you may save a ‘draft’ of your filing before you log out from the portal.

Step 1: Get a Singpass or Singpass Foreign user Account (SFA)

Singpass is a common password that you use to access all Government e-Services. You may apply for Singpass online and you should receive it within 4 working days. 2-Step Verification (or 2FA) is required when you use Singpass. Find out more about Singpass.

If you are not eligible for Singpass, you may apply for a SFA online.

Step 2: Prepare the required documents

Before you log in to myTax Portal, make sure you have these documents ready:

  • Singpass/SFA
  • Form IR8A (if your employer is not participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme)
  • Particulars of your dependants (e.g. child, parent) for new relief claims
  • Details of rental income from your property (e.g. gross rent, expense claims) and other income, if any
  • Business registration number/partnership tax reference number (for self-employed and partners only).

Step 3: Log in to myTax Portal

Log in to myTax Portal with your Singpass/SFA. Click on "Individuals" > "File Income Tax Return" to start. This electronic tax form may take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Please clear your cache (temporary internet files) before and after filing.

There are software requirements for accessing myTax Portal. Please refer to the operating systems and browsers that are supported.

Your session will expire if you leave it idle for more than 20 minutes. When this happens, you have to log in to the portal again.

If you need help during e-Filing, please click on the icon <i-help>, known as 'i-help'.

Step 4: Verify your details in your ‘Income, Deductions and Relief Statement’ (IDRS)

IRAS will pre-fill the following information in your IDRS:

  • All income, deductions and reliefs information provided by the relevant organisations directly to IRAS. For example, employment income from employers participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme, donations, NSman Relief.
  • Rental income based on your declaration in last year's Income Tax Return or e-stamped tenancy records.
  • Reliefs allowed to you in the previous year (e.g. Qualifying Child Relief).

Verify that all the pre-filled information (i.e. income, deductions and reliefs) is accurate and complete. Please check with the relevant organisations directly for any discrepancy. The organisation will resubmit the information to us if there are errors in the original submission and this will be included in your tax assessment. In the meantime, please proceed to e-File your Income Tax Returns by 18 Apr each year.

At the IDRS, please click on the relevant buttons:

  • "Yes, I need to edit my Tax Form" to declare your other sources of income or make changes to the pre-filled information (apart from the information provided by the relevant organisations). This option will bring you to ‘My Tax Form’. 
  • "No, I have nothing to declare other than the information shown in the IDRS above" to submit your Income Tax Return, if you do not have other sources of income/deductions/reliefs to declare/claim (i.e. all your income/deductions/reliefs are as shown in the IDRS).

Step 5: Declare other sources of income

If you have received any other sources of income which are not pre-filled (e.g. rental income), you need to declare the income in your Income Tax Return. Enter your income in the boxes provided or click on the relevant “Update” buttons, to declare your additional income.

If your employer is participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS) for Employment Income but details are not shown in the IDRS, tick the box under item 1. ‘Employment Income and Employment Expenses' in Section A of your Income Tax Return.

Tick the box if your employer is on AIS but your income details are not in IDRS

Step 6: Update existing tax reliefs

Enter your deductions/reliefs in the boxes provided or click on the relevant hyperlinks to:

  • Remove the pre-filled reliefs which you no longer qualify
  • Change/amend the amount of reliefs which are shared with other claimants
  • Make new claims for deductions/reliefs.

Find out more from the Quick Guide for e-Filers (PDF, 294KB).

Step 7: Receive an acknowledgement receipt

An acknowledgement page will be shown after you have e-Filed successfully. You are advised to save a copy or print the page for future reference.

Re-filing before receipt of your tax bill (i.e. Notice of Assessment)

You may only re-file once. Re-filing must be done within 7 days of your previous submission or before 18 Apr, whichever is earlier.

When you re-file, you must include all your income details (excluding information provided by employers participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS) for Employment Income and other relevant organisations) and expenses/donations/reliefs claims. Once you have re-filed successfully, your new submission will override the previous submission.

However, if you wish to make amendments after you have re-filed, you may email us.

Update contact details

Most IRAS notices are digitised. Stay informed by updating your contact details or notification preferences at myTax Portal to receive timely notifications when your notices are ready for viewing.