The tax season is near! As a Human Resource (HR) personnel or employer, you may be scrambling to get your employees’ numbers, papers and forms right – all in order to submit IR8A by 1 March 2022.
Before you start printing out paper forms, or downloading .txt files, we’d like to bring to your attention a simpler submission alternative: direct filing to IRAS in one click.
How do I directly file Form IR8A to IRAS?
While the Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS) for Employment Income allows Singapore employers to file the IR8A information electronically, there are Grade-A, IRAS-supporting payroll software vendors like Talenox that help companies like yours submit IR8A directly to IRAS.
Software like Talenox automatically includes the submitted information in the employees’ income tax assessment. This helps simplify the IR8A filing process for both employer and employee by eliminating additional steps that comes with a manual IR8A filing process.
How can Talenox help?
Here is a step-by-step demo video guide on how thousands of companies are already submitting IR8A directly to IRAS with Talenox:
Can I trust the Talenox features to ensure my Form IR8A submission to IRAS is accurate?
Yes! It’s worth noting that since 2018, IRAS has consistently awarded Talenox a Category ‘A’ in software compliance for filing:
- Form IR8A
- Appendix 8A
- Appendix 8B and
- Form IR8S
In fact, thanks to an integration we initiated with IRAS in 2017, Talenox users are able to file IR8A forms directly to IRAS from 2018 ’til now.
Do I need to pay for a Talenox subscription to access its IR8A filing feature?
Not at all! Our IR8A direct submission feature is open to all our users, including the ones on our free plan. All you need is a Talenox account, which you can easily sign up for here.
If you previously signed up for Talenox but left your account dormant for a while, you can still log in again to submit IR8A forms. You can also reset your password by clicking on “Forgot password?” at the login page.
I’ve got my Talenox account now. How do I start filing?
Before you start filing, know that your company must already be registered under the Auto Inclusion Scheme (AIS). If you are not registered for AIS, you can still use Talenox to fill in the forms; once done, you can just print the forms to mail to IRAS.
In regards to electronic IR8A filing, you’ll have to wait until next year; that’s because the deadline for AIS registration has closed. Registration for YA 2022 will begin from 1 April 2021 to 31 December 2021.
Once you’ve registered with AIS, here’s a visual how-to guide showing you the steps to filling in the IR8A form and submitting it directly to IRAS:
I’m not confident doing the filing on my own though, is there someone who can help me with it?
Yes, you can chat with a Talenox team member! Simply click on the blue chat button on the bottom-right of your screen when you’re logged in to Talenox.
Remember, filing IR8A forms doesn’t have to be this complicated, tedious process of downloading and uploading different file formats on various sites. Just sign up for a free Talenox account, fill in and check the necessary data, then hit the “Submit AIS to IRAS” button. If you’d like to find out more about it, head over to our , or drop us an email at .
Editor’s note: This article was published in Jan 2019 and updated in Jan 2022.