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More taxpayers filing earlier this year, with three-quarters doing so by April 1

Published on Apr 23, 2014 11:22 AM

By April 1, 75 per cent of taxpayers had filed their tax returns for the year - 4 percentage points higher than at the same time last year, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore said on Wednesday.

By the due-date of April 18, 95 per cent of taxpayers had filed.

This includes 820,000 who did so online, and over a million others on the No-Filing Service, which means that they will get their tax bill without having to submit an Income Tax Return.

More taxpayers were also using Iras's SMS Return My Call service, which sends a text message to Iras to request a call back - saving time compared to calling Iras and waiting for a call to be connected. Almost 23,000 taxpayers used this service, 77 per cent more than over the same period last year.

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