Steps to Generate the IR8A Form


*The steps given below are just to generate the IR8A form which you can use to check the data before submission or you can also release these forms to your employees so that they will have their own copies. If you are looking to do the direct submission kindly refer to this article: IRAS Direct Submission. A video is also available: IRAS Submission Video

Step 1: Click on  

Step 2: Click on 

Step 3: Click on 

Step 4: Fill in the necessary details below. Note that those with asterisks are mandatory.


Authorised person - Person for IRAS to contact
Designation - Position of Authorised person

Phone number - Phone number of the Authorised person

Email - Email of Authorised person

Batch Indicator:

1. Original - If this is the first time you will generate and/or submit for the tax year

2. Amendment - After you have submitted to IRAS and you want to make changes, an amendment would need to be used.

Batch Date - Date file was generated (The current date will be displayed as a default)

Division/Branch name - Not required, but you can input if you have the information

Value of Benefits-in-kind to be taken from Appendix 8A - Tick if you want to pull values from Appendix 8A instead

Value of Share Option to be taken from Appendix 8B - Tick if you want to pull values from Appendix 8B instead

Step 5: Click on 

Step 6: After the file has been successfully generated, you will have the option to release it to the staff (for the Employee IR8A Form). Do this by clicking on the   icon.

Step 7: To release the IR8A Form to the staff, either click on the tick box and click  (to release individually) or just click 

Alternatively, you can also download the files by clicking on the icon for each staff.

Step 8: To download the XML file to be submitted to IRAS, kindly click on . You can also preview the content by clicking on 

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