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19 Nov 2019
IRAS
Negative View - 157
Unable to retrieve my past filings

I went to the IRAS website to retrieve my past income tax filings. It was not available. I did not keep a copy as the submission was done online.  I wonder why IRAS refused to let a tax payer access his own past filings. It was most inconsiderate of them. IRAS asked for feedback about their website. I gave them a poor score on all of the categories. They have to be more friendly to the taxpayer. They should not create unnecessary stress and troub......



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06 Nov 2019
IRAS
Negative View - 313
Give an option for income tax return to be submitted for a family unit

The IRAS is breaking up the family unit. It is causing problems to some families.  Let me explain what has happened. My wife is a home maker. She does not have any source of income on her own.  A long time ago, I was able to submit an annual income tax return for the family, including her income.  Several years back, IRAS changed the system to require each adult to submit their own income tax return. They disallowed a per......



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21 May 2019
IRAS
Suggestion View - 5
Tax regime needs to evolve in digital economy

According to an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report last year on tax challenges arising from digitisation, one of the business models identified as having arisen in a digitalised economy is that of vertically integrated firms - businesses that have integrated the supply side of the market within their business. Examples given were Amazon and Netflix. Highly digitalised businesses such as these are often involved......



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21 May 2019
IRAS
Suggestion View - 6
No reason for digital services to be exempted from tax

There is really no reason why digital services or any Internet transaction should be exempted from tax (True cost of taxing digital services, by Ms Wilda Willian Ong, May 18). These commercial applications are already way past their infancy or gestational periods, and deserve no mollycoddling from the vagaries of market competition. Why should downloaded software, digital assets, Web applications and other e-purchases from digital compa......



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11 Mar 2019
IRAS
Feedback View - 76
No end to fraud cases

I read with consternation the latest case of a person abusing the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme (Man jailed for fraudulent claims under PIC scheme, March 6), and I daresay that for every one scammer apprehended, many more still lurk under the dark clouds of deception and skulduggery. While I applaud the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore for taking stern and prohibitive action, there are unfortunately others out there, whom I have......



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13 Feb 2019
IRAS
Suggestion View - 6
Relook using property type as yardstick for rebates

With the upcoming Budget 2019, I urge the Government to relook the criteria for citizens to receive rebates and handouts. Currently, the Government uses a person's residence as a yardstick to determine whether the citizen is eligible for rebates and handouts. For example, if a person were to reside in a four-room Housing Board flat, he would automatically be eligible for certain handouts, regardless of the annual value of his flat or hi......



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25 Oct 2018
IRAS
Suggestion View - 0
Allowing self-regulation has reduced use of accountants

Most businesses in Singapore do not engage accountants because they do not want to bear the cost of hiring professionals (Most doctors act on advice of consultants and accountants; Oct 22). Instead, they would rather hire service providers, who are not qualified and charge low prices, because of the bottom-of-the-barrel prices they want to enjoy. Yet, they refuse to acknowledge that these providers are not qualified. This is not the fault of the doctors and their fe......



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22 Oct 2018
IRAS
Suggestion View - 0
Most doctors act on advice of consultants and accountants

Doctors do not receive any training in business law, or accounting in their undergraduate and postgraduate education. When they go into private practice, they rely on business consultants and accountants to advise them on the appropriate company structures. Medical practices also engage qualified accountants to audit their accounts and submit their annual reports to the authorities accordingly. When news of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras)......



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