According to IRAS, the filing date for income tax (with completed paper tax form) is April 15, every year. If individuals are using the IRAS e-filing portal, this deadline is extended to three more days i.e. April 18.
In exceptional circumstances, the filing date may be extended too. But for that the requisite application must be send to IRAS by March 31, detailing the reasons for the desired extension, full name, tax reference number, and an estimate of the chargeable income.
Do note that sometimes IRAS may waive the requirement to file an income tax return for taxpayers who only have Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS) for employment income and their relief claims are the same as the previous year.
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Obligation to File Tax in Singapore
Generally, if you have received any letter, form or SMS informing you to file an Income Tax Return, you must file regardless of:
- The amount of your annual income in the previous year; or
- Whether your employer is participating in the Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS) for Employment Income.
Do note that If you have not received any notification to file but your annual income is more than $22,000 in the preceding year, you must inform the IRAS of your chargeability unless your income is exempted under the Income Tax Act or you have been informed that filing is not necessary.
File your personal income tax on time to avoid penalties
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