IRAS IR21 Submission

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Written by Nigel Lim
Updated over a week ago


Generally, you will need to file Form IR21 at least one month before when your non-Singapore Citizen employee (i.e. foreign or Singapore Permanent Resident employee):

  • ceases employment with you in Singapore

  • goes on an overseas posting

  • plans to leave Singapore for more than three months

As an employer, you have the responsibility to file Form IR21 and withhold all monies due to the employee for tax clearance purposes. This applies to all work pass holders including Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) holders.

*Note* There is no integrated submission for IR21. This feature pulls out all relevant information that you require for filing IR21.

How to fill IR21?

  1. Go to Payroll > Tax Filing and click on Create New IR21

  2. Select the employee, year & form type, then click Submit

  3. Click on OK to redirect

  4. Here, you may update the details if required. Upload the submitting personnel’s signature at the bottom, and click Update

  5. You may then proceed to download the IR21 form (PDF format), or make further changes using the Edit button

How to submit the IR21 form?

Online Submission (Recommended)

Log into myTax Portal > select Employers - File IR21 > Submit the relevant employee information by keying the information into the portal

Email Submission

Log into myTax Portal > click on Email Us (myTax Mail) > Compose Mail and attach the completed IR21 form to submit it to IRAS.

Feel free to contact us if you face any difficulties through the support chat icon on the bottom right of the screen or email We will get back to you within 3 working days.

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