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GPSGP: Global Payroll Singapore Legislative Changes for Tax Year 2017-2018 (Doc ID 2334577.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM Global Payroll Singapore - Version 9.1 to 9.2 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The intent of this document is to describe solutions for problems or questions related to Global Payroll Singapore Legislative Changes 2017-2018. This solution applies to customers on PeopleSoft Release {9.1 & 9.2}.  This is a living document and will be updated as new solutions are created.  Please review thoroughly on a regular basis.

(Last updated DEC 1st 2017) Summary Table - see below for details:

Legislative Change Effective Date Additional Info P1 Patch Fix Target Date Targeted into Bundle
1.IRAS File format/specification changes for YA2018

  1 October 2017

PAT has released a new IRAS’s file specification to replace the existing file structure. There are changes to file specification in the details section of IR8A and Appendix 8A. Organizations will use these revised files for 2017 year-end reporting and this activity has to be completed by them before 31st Mar 2018.
The summary of changes are available in the link Changes for YA 2018.
Release 9.2: Patch 26911295

Release 9.1: Patch 26911317

Note: This PRP has dependency on earlier posted PRP “89453” for Form 8A. Hence PRP “89453” needs to be applied prior to this one. While applying “89453”, please make sure to pull in all three bugs so that PRP get applied correctly. While defining the Change Package from latest source to target environment, please choose all three following bugs.

Bug: 26800679 - New fields and message catalog entry
Bug: 27039768 - Form IR8A related changes
Bug: 27039774 – Form 21 related changes

HCM 9.2.25

GP 9.1.18A_GP


 2. Income Tax forms for Employers

1 September 2017

IRAS had notified the changes to yearly forms for the year ended 31st Dec 2017, year of assessment 2018. The following forms are changed:
 Return of Employee’s Remuneration – Form IR8A
 Employer/Employee Contributions to CPF or other approved fund – Form IR8S
 Values of benefits in Kind – Form Appendix 8A
 Details of gains and profits form stock options – Form Appendix 8B
 Notification by Employer of an Employee cessation of employment – Form IR21

Release 9.2: Patch 26800679

Release 9.1: Patch 26800696


HCM 9.2.25

GP 9.1.18A_GP



3. IR8A file Singapore Permanent Residents with a Citizenship/Nationality from another country are to be tagged for Section 45

Tax Year 2017

Singapore Permanent Residents with job descriptions containing the word "DIRECTOR" and have citizenship from another country.

For their PayeeID, they are being tagged as NRIC due the have a Permanent Resident ID.

The SQR code as there might have been a gap on how Singapore Permanent Residents with a Citizenship/Nationality from another country are to be tagged for Section 45.

The Section 45 Applicable field is required when the following conditions are met:

a) Employee ID Type ≠ NRIC or ID Type = NRIC with Nationality ≠ 301
b) Designation with “Director” word


 Release 9.2: Patch 27496822  


  You need to apply the critical patches / GP Updates whenever their legislative fixes are posted.


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