All drivers are required to file income tax. If you are employed as a driver under a chauffeured service company, check with your company if they are under the auto-inclusion scheme.
Companies not under the auto-inclusion scheme will have to provide you with the forms to file your own income tax returns.
If you have signed up for the pre-filing, Grab will file your earnings with IRAS directly. You can log in to IRAS myTax portal and confirm if the earnings are correct.
🆕 UPDATE (June 2018): The Ministry of Finance has announced proposed amendments for YA2018. Please visit this page for more information: www.grab.com/sg/phv-income-tax-deduction.
Does the press release by the Ministry of Finance mean I can start deducting car-related expenses for tax purposes?
The items listed in the press release are proposed amendments and is now entering public consultation stage. These amendments still need to go through parliamentary processes. In the meantime, we recommend all driver-partners to start tracking car-related expenses such as rental and petrol.
Can I revise my recent tax filing for YA2017?
Unfortunately, the proposed amendments (even if passed as law) do not apply to YA2017.
How can I provide feedback on the proposed amendments?
- fax to 6337 4134, or
- post to:
Ministry of Finance
100 High Street, #10-01
Attention: Tax Policy Directorate
What is Grab's next step?
We will continue to liaise with all parties (MOF, IRAS, MOT, LTA, NPVHA and members of Parliament) and work hard to provide you with the necessary support as the law for YA2018 is finalised.
The below FAQs apply only to tax filing for YA2017
I am driving part time, do I file my Grab income with my employment income tax?
As a part-time GrabCar driver, you are considered as a self-employed person. You should declare your income from driving with GrabCar as trade income under “Trade, Business, Profession or Vocation” under your personal Income Tax Return. This is separate from your employment income which you would declare under “Employment” source in the tax return.
As a sole proprietor, where should I go to file taxes?
As a sole-proprietor, GrabCar drivers should report your business income on your income tax return under ‘Sole Proprietorship’ in the ‘Trade, Business, Profession or Vocation’ section.
Do I need to declare:
- Incentives earnings?
- Free credits (e.g. sign up credit)?
- GrabPay earnings?
- Referral incentives?
Yes, drivers have to include such additional income as part of their revenue for the year (even if they have not been “cashed out” or used).
Read more about tax filing for Grab driver by IRAS.
How can I retrieve my historical Grab earnings?
You can refer to the weekly Partner Statement sent to your email address. Please note the IRAS definition of taxable income for the purpose of your tax filing.
Lost your weekly Partner Statement and need us to re-send?
Let us help you on how to retrieve your Partner Statement.