Frequently asked IRAS lodgement questions

The information below covers a range of frequently asked questions by our clients when they are undertaking their organisations Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) lodgements. We hope you find the below list of questions covers off some of your questions and allows you to resolve any lodgement issues you may encounter.



  Before I start to process the year-end IRAS lodgement, are there any pre-steps I would need to perform?  

We recommend that you perform some validation steps to finalise the pay data for the year and the relevant settings configuration. To read further information on this process, we recommend the following article.

  If I am running a December 2022 pay run with payment date falling in January 2023, will this pay run data be included in the YA2023 tax declaration, which is for the employment income in Year 2022?  

Yes, we will include this pay run data.

  Will I be able to generate the tax report for only an employee, or a group, or all employees at a time?  

Yes, you will be able to filter your employees when generating the IRAS Lodgement report. If you want to generate a report for all employees, you can leave this field blank. Alternatively, enter an individual employee's name to generate the report on an individual basis.

  There are changes made to the payroll data after I have published the forms, what should I do?  

If you have made changes to the data since publishing your forms and/or lodging you data, the employee row will display with red text indicating action needs to taking. Where the forms have previously been published or lodged, you will need to re-generate and publish at employee level, or lodge an amendment to refresh the data and submit any differences. Once you have re-generated or lodged the amendment, re-run the report to see the updated data on your screen. The text should no longer display in red.

  What happens when I click the Lodge button under the IRAS Lodgement page?  

When you click the Lodge button, the platform will transmit the employment income data electronically to the IRAS platform for the selected employees. Please note, once processed, any changes you make to your employees data will need to re-lodging as an amendment to the IRAS. Hence, we strongly recommend to make sure you have validated the data before performing the lodgement. If you have not enabled electronic submission, this option will not be available.

  Why are my deductions declaration such as Employee CPF deduction and SHG fund deduction not correctly populated on the IR8A form and not tallied with the year to date opening balance and the pay run figures?  

On the Opening Balances page, you should enter the deduction amounts as a positive number because they are deduction amounts. If you enter negative amounts, it will reduce the amount from the year to date amount.

  If I have incorrectly entered my opening balance, how do I update the amounts in bulk?  

If you have incorrectly entered your opening balances, you can correct your data by:

  1. Click the   Business Settings menu.
  2. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  3. Click the   Opening Balances button.
  4. In the top right, click the Export button.
  5. Download the export file with the employee data.
  6. Update the figures in the export file where necessary.
  7. Head back to your payroll platform.
  8. Click the   Business Settings menu.
  9. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  10. Click the   Opening Balances button.
  11. In the top right click the Import button.
  12. Select the updated or amended export file.
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