Figure 1: SINGTAX Personal Navigator (with database opened)
Noticed that the data entry modules (colorful buttons on the left of big black arrow) are arranged logically
according to the steps for performing a personal tax computation (i.e. incomes, donations, reliefs and rebates). This makes it easy for the junior
tax staff or even non-tax personnel to use.You don’t need to be a tax expert to use SINGTAX!
- Simply select the required data entry modules to makes entries. Then click on the Tax Computation
And All Supporting Schedules button and the tax computation will appear before you in seconds
– no calculations on your part needed!
Figure 2: Particulars Entry Screen.
- Apart from the standard computation, SINGTAX Personal also has the ability to perform a wide
range of computations including Area Representative, NOR (Not Ordinarily Resident, Tax-On-Tax and Non-
Resident computations as well as combinations of these.
- The comprehensiveness of the software makes it easy for the tax professional or financial
consultant to employ countless tax strategies by creating any number of “what-if”
scenarios so as to minimize adverse tax consequences and maximize opportunities for tax savings for
Figure 3: Standard Computation.
Not only is the time taken to calculate the tax computation fast; viewing the tax computation
is also a breeze. Simply click on the respective label (on the left of the print preview) of the
schedule (e.g. Donations schedule) you want to view and the schedule is displayed instantly –
no need to scroll up or down searching for it.
Figure 4: Export to Excel, PDF, etc.
Tax Computation and all supporting schedules can be exported to Excel, PDF, RTF, etc. file formats for
further editing such as formatting, adding footnotes, reduce number of printed pages etc. SINGTAX Personal
incorporates a customised Excel export feature that exports the tax computation
and all supporting schedules (formatting included) to Excel seamlessly.
Figure 5-1: Print FORM IR8A, APPENDIX 8A, APPENDIX 8B & FORM IR8S.
SINGTAX generates data for FORM IR8A and APPENDIX 8A automatically during the tax computation process.
The forms can then be printed from within SINGTAX easily, enhancing your productivity.
Figure 5-2: APPENDIX 8A.
Figure 6: Area Representative Tax Computation – Employment Income Schedule.
SINGTAX automatically apportions the amount applicable to employment exercised in Singapore.
Figure 7-1: Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) Tax Computation.
Performing NOR Computations is a breeze with SINGTAX – no calculations needed. The system does it automatically for you.
Figure 7-2: Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) Tax Computation (Cont’d)
Figure 8: Tax-On-Tax Computation.
Performing Tax-On-Tax computation is time-consuming. Add NOR to it (i.e. NOR cum Tax-On-Tax Computation)
and things can become very complicated. You need to check whether the tax rate has changed while
calculating tax-on-tax on accommodation benefit. One mistake and you have to do the calculation all
over again. Let SINGTAX do it for you – automatically. Make a mistake at data entry; simply amend that
entry and let SINGTAX recalculate automatically for you – with just one click.
Figure 9: Non-Resident Tax Computation.
Schedule numbers of supporting schedules are auto-generated by SINGTAX. Cross referencing of these supporting
schedules to the main tax computation is also automatically done by the system. When a schedule is added or
deleted, the schedule numbers are re-generated and cross referencing updated when the tax computation
is done again. There is no need to update and keep track of schedule numbers and cross reference them
to the main tax computation manually.
Figure 10: Employment Income Entry Screen – Main Income Tab.
The items layout here follows after the Form IR8A format. This makes it easy for the user to copy
information from the standard document to the software.
Figure 11: Employment Income Entry Screen – Tax Reimbursement Tab.
Let SINGTAX handle the preceding year tax reimbursement benefit as well as calculate the current year tax reimbursement benefit for cessation cases automatically.
Figure 12: Employment Income Entry Screen – Accommodation Tab.
All entry modules in SINGTAX are fully integrated, i.e. you do not need to work out the sub-total for
each and every module and then send it manually to the main tax computation to consolidate. At the
tax computation process, the system will work through every module and automatically consolidate them
at the main tax computation – call it REAL TIME if you want!
Figure 13: Employment Income Entry Screen – Furniture
& Fittings Tab.
All entry fields in SINGTAX are kept current according to ITA. Changes announced during Budget Speech will
be updated to the software as and when details are released by IRAS.
Figure 14: Employment Income Entry Screen – Hotel Accommodation Tab.
Three periods are provided for Accommodation, Furniture & Fittings, Hotel Accommodation and Car Benefit
entry screens. SINGTAX will consolidate amounts for all periods for each item automatically for
you – another great timesaver. SINGTAX goes the extra mile to cater for exceptional situations
you might encounter.
Figure 15: Employment Income Entry Screen – Car Benefit Tab.
Choose either to enter the car benefit amount manually or let the system calculate it for you automatically.
Figure 16: Rent and Other Income From Property Entry Screen.
Three rental periods provided to consolidate rental income for the financial year for each property.
The in-built calculator also provides automatic time apportionment of expenses (e.g. property tax, insurance, etc.) for vacant periods.
Figure 17: Personal Reliefs Entry Screen.
Enter personal reliefs easily with available options in dropdown lists. Preset values, maximum amount
guides as well as built-in system checks eliminates data entry errors. Earned Income Relief and Working
Mother’s Child Relief (WMCR) are also automatically calculated by SINGTAX.
Figure 18: Transfers of Rental and NAV Deficits between Spouses (Loss Transfer Relief) Entry Screen.
All other possible reliefs (apart from personal reliefs) claimable are included within the system
such as Transfers of Rental and NAV Deficits between Spouses and Transfers of Excess Qualifying Deductions
between Spouses (Loss Transfer Relief) as well as Loss Carry-Back Relief. This ensures
that you maximize opportunities for tax savings for your clients.
Figure 19: Transfers of Excess Qualifying Deductions between Spouses (Loss Transfer Relief) Entry Screen.
SINGTAX will set-off the loss items according to ITA automatically.
Figure 20: Loss Carry-Back Relief Entry Screen.
SINGTAX will set-off the loss items according to ITA automatically.
Figure 21: Parenthood Tax Rebate Entry Screen.
Unutilised rebate amounts for the current YA are carried forward to the next YA automatically. Maximum
amount guides as well as in-built system checks eliminates data entry errors.
Figure 22: Carry Forward Taxpayer’s Data To Next YA dialog.
Finish your tax computation for the next year even faster than the current one.
With this process, you get to carry over everything you want from the current year to the next.
- For Sole-Proprietorship Income and Partnership
Income, unutilised capital allowances and losses
will be carried forward to the next YA if their
respective checkboxes are checked.
- For Employment Income, details of accommodation
and fittings are carried forward to the next
YA if the checkbox for this field is checked.
- For Dividend Income, Interest Income, Rent
And Other Income From Property, Other Incomes
and Donations, only the description of items
are carried forward to the next YA if their
respective checkboxes are checked. The amount
of each individual item will not be carried
- Any unutilised donations amounts will be carried
forward to the next YA.
- For Reliefs, all amounts will be carried forward
to the next YA except for CPF contributions,
course fees, foreign maid levy, CPF cash top-up
& SRS if the checkbox for this field is
- For Parenthood Tax Rebate, unutilised rebates
amount will be carried forward to the next YA
if the checkbox for this field is checked.
and many more…