In light of the latest measures to manage COVID-19, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has extending its support for taxpayers by providing an automatic extension of deadlines for tax filing for individuals and businesses. Taxpayers who can file earlier, have been advised to do so.   

Filing deadlines have been extended for (a) Individual Income Tax, (b) GST returns for accounting period ending Mar 2020 and (c) Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) for companies with Financial Year ending Jan 2020, (iv) Income Tax for trusts, clubs and associations

One-month extension of submission deadlines for

  • S45 Withholding Tax Forms due in April 2020 and
  • tax clearances
 Tax Type Original Filing Deadline  Extended Filing Deadline
 1Income Tax for Individuals (including sole proprietors and partnerships)18 Apr 2020 31 May 2020
 2 Income Tax for Trusts, Clubs and Associations 15 Apr 2020 31 May 2020
 3 Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) for companies with Financial Year ending Jan 2020 30 Apr 2020 31 May 2020
 4 GST Returns for accounting period ending Mar 2020 30 Apr 2020 11 May 2020
 5 S45 Withholding Tax Forms due in Apr 2020 15 Apr 2020 15 May 2020 
 6 Tax Clearances for foreign employee in Apr 2020   – 1 additional month

Taxpayer Counter Services

In line with Singapore’s safe distancing measures, from 7 April to 4 May 2020, taxpayers requiring face-to-face tax filing assistance and other taxpayer counter services must make an appointment two working days in advance before visiting the e-Filing Service Centre (EFSC) and the Taxpayer and Business Service Centre (TBSC) at Revenue House. 

For any enquiries related to Tax Filing Deadlines, Taxpayers are encouraged to connect with IRAS digitally either through Live Online Chat, Email, myTax Portal or phone.

Scam Alert

IRAS has also advised taxpayers to beware of scams sent via WhatsApp or calls, purportedly by IRAS asking for personal information. IRAS will not ask taxpayers to make a payment to a third party’s bank account through WhatsApp or telephone call. 

Date: 6 April 2020

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