On the 4th of April, The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) announced that all individuals and business entities will be given an automatic extension of tax filing deadlines as part of its support for taxpayers in light of the latest measures introduced by the Singapore Government tomanage the COVID-19 situation. The filing deadlines, due originally this month, have been extended to May 31 for individual income tax (including sole proprietors and partnerships). Apart from that, an extension will also be applied for Goods & Services (GST) returns for the accounting period ending March 2020, Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) for companies with YE Jan 2020, Income Tax for trusts, clubs and associations.
As Taxpayer Counter Services will be by Appointment Only, Taxpayers who are need of face-to-face tax filing assistance and other taxpayer counter services will require to make an appointment two working days in advance before visiting the e-Filing Service Centre and the Taxpayer and Business Service Centre (TBSC) at Revenue House. This is applicable from 7th of April 2020 to 4th of May 2020, in line with Singapore’s set of measures on safe distancing.
During this inconvenient time where Singapore has just begun with its Circuit Breaker, many affected individuals might come across obstacles and challenges to fulfill their tax filing even with the given extension. However, here at Accountancy Hub, we will still be ready to serve and help you with your individual and business tax filing. Contact us, and let us help you through this challenging period.