Payroll software for AIS submissions
Payroll software that supports AIS submissions must be able to integrate directly with IRAS' server to submit employment income information through Application Programming Interface (API).
How to qualify as an AIS payroll software vendor
AIS payroll software vendors’ software must be able to support AIS submissions via API.
Interested payroll vendors must complete an annual validation test conducted during the validation test period stated below.
First time applicants may register interest via this form by 31 Oct.
Do note that IRAS does not endorse your payroll software. Qualifying as an AIS payroll software vendor means that the AIS submissions made through your software can be accepted by IRAS’ system.
We publish the list of AIS payroll software vendors and recommended controls for payroll software in the submit employment income records webpage. Please note that software distributors and resellers are not included in the list.
Timeline to qualify as an AIS payroll software vendor for YA 2024 submission:
|Validation test period
|Website listing period
|Sep - Nov 2023
|Jan - Dec 2024
Annual validation test
The validation test ensures that AIS submissions made through your software meets IRAS’ technical file format/ specifications requirements.
IRAS will notify you of the details for the validation test in Sep 2023 via email. You must perform a self-verification exercise to ensure that your payroll software can generate and output values according to the sample scenarios provided.
The following items must be submitted to IRAS by 30 Nov:
A completed self-verification checklist
Submission Reference No(s). submitted to API Sandbox
IRAS may conduct random checks on the submitted test file(s) to verify your validation test results. If the submitted test file(s) fail the validation test, you will not qualify as an AIS payroll software vendor.
Year of Assessment (YA) 2024 validation test
You only need to complete the validation test for the scenario that corresponds with the forms supported by your payroll software.
Guide, test scenarios and expected output files for YA2024
|Guides/ test scenarios
|File Validation Test Guide (PDF, 144KB)
|Scenario 1 (ZIP, 310KB)
|Scenario 2 (ZIP, 569KB)
|Scenario 3 (ZIP, 463KB)
|IR8A, Appendix 8A
|Scenario 4 (ZIP, 580KB)
|IR8A, Appendix 8B
|Scenario 5 (ZIP, 722KB)
|IR8A, IR8S, Appendix 8A
|Scenario 6 (ZIP, 839KB)
|IR8A, IR8S, Appendix 8B
|Scenario 7 (ZIP, 733KB)
|IR8A, Appendix 8A, Appendix 8B
|Scenario 8 (ZIP, 992KB)
|IR8A, IR8S, Appendix 8A, Appendix 8B
Frequently asked questions
When am I required to participate in the validation test?
Interested payroll vendors must complete the validation test by 30 Nov each year. You will be notified to participate in the validation test if you are an existing AIS software vendor or have submitted a participation request email to IRAS by 31 Oct.
If changes are made to your payroll software after you qualify as an AIS payroll software vendor, you must email to IRAS at [email protected], and complete the validation test again.