The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has planned some basic strategies that are needed to prevent the further exposure of the infectious disease within different work stations as well as community outbreaks of COVID-19. Coronavirus does even spread when the infected person exhales the viral droplets or does constant coughing and when those droplets fall on the surfaces or certain objects such as desks, laptops or telephones.  It is extremely needed to practice all such measures daily no matter whether you are living in an outbreak area or not.  As it comes to the battle against the viral disease, then it is much needed to stick yourself to some of the basics.  You should wipe your table desks or laptops carefully with the sanitizer before you use it. You should never be getting into the face to face interaction with any person no matter whether that person is infected or not. You also need to maintain a specific social distance from the ordinary people until and unless this outbreak does not get removed from the world completely.

The date of submitting the filing has been announcing to extend for the individual income tax as well as GST returns for the accounting period ending March 2020. This will also include the extension of estimated chargeable income (ECI) for companies with the Financial Year ending as in January 2020 for the Income Tax for trusts, or clubs and associations. There has been an extension of one month for the submission of the deadlines which is or S45 Withholding Tax Forms due in April 2020 as well as tax clearances of company incorporation/organizations. Due to this extension deadline, All the firm providing accounting services in Singapore have time to prepare the account/docs for submission.

This is all done to give a feeling of support to the taxpayers in the current scenario of the latest measures which are taken to manage the COVID-19 situation. Hence the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is all the more providing a completely automatic extension for the various deadlines in terms of tax filing for various businesses and individuals.

Here we have a complete schedule chart about the latest announced filing submission time table:


Tax TypeOriginal Filing Deadline



Income Tax for Individuals (including sole proprietors and partnerships)

18 April 2020

31 May 2020


Income Tax for Trust, Clubs and Associations

15 April 2020

30 June 2020



Estimated Chargeable Income (ECI) for companies with Financial Year ending January 2020 and February 2020

30 April 2020

30 June 2020



GST Returns for accounting period ending March 2020

30 April 2020

11 May 2020


S45 Withholding Tax Forms due in April 2020

15 April 2020

15 May 2020


Tax Clearances for foreign employee in April 2020

30 June 2020


(Source: IRAS)

Taxpayer counter services will only be performed through the appointment schedule. In terms of Singapore’s measures of safe distancing as from the date of 07 April 2020 till 04 May 2020, taxpayers are required to get into the assistance of face-to-face tax filing. Above all rest of the remaining taxpayer counter, secretarial Services should take an appointment of at least 2 working days in advance.

You can get in touch with IRAS in digital mode.  Below are the few channel options to get yourself connected with IRAS:

  • Live Chat online (Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Email IRAS through this link or via myTax Portal
  • Call IRAS
  • Or you may contact our office for assistance.