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Singapore: Deadline to file FATCA return is 31 May 2019

Singapore: Deadline to file FATCA return is 31 May 2019

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) announced that the filing period for FATCA returns for reporting year 2018 will begin on 15 April 2019, and the deadline to file a return is 31 May 2019.


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The IRAS has recommended that Singapore-based financial institutions submit their FATCA returns by 15 May 2019 to allow sufficient time to rectify any unexpected issues. The IRAS also announced that:

  • Singapore-based financial institutions that did not maintain any U.S. reportable accounts may submit “nil” returns. The paper FATCA nil return for reporting year 2018 will be available for download from 12 April 2019.
  • Reporting Singapore-based financial institutions can register and update their FATCA classification at the FATCA Registration Portal under the financial institution classification “Reporting Financial institution under a Model 1 IGA.”

Read a March 2019 report [PDF 70 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Singapore

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