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Singapore Eligibility for IRAS - Jobs Support Scheme (JSS)

2020-05-22 13:01
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the Government had introduced a series of support measures to help businesses to ease their cash flow. The Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) under Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is one of the support measures that provide wage support to employers and help enterprises retain their local employees (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) during this period of economic uncertainty.

As announced on 21 Apr 2020, the JSS has extended its coverage to cover wages of employees who are shareholders and directors (shareholder-directors). Wage support for shareholder-directors will only apply to companies registered on or before 20 April 2020, and only for the wages of shareholder-directors with Assessable Income of $100,000 or less for Year of Assessment 2019.

You may check your company’s eligibility status via clicking the link below

✔️ JSS Employer Eligibility

If you are not eligible, but believe that you should be, you can appeal using the forms via clicking the link below

• For relevant sectors, you can appeal using the JSS Appeals forms

• For other employers, you can appeal using the JSS Appeals form

The COVID-19 epidemic continues, and many SME businesses in Singapore are under pressure. In this extraordinary period, we must work together and walk side by side.

Checkout the FAQs that employers need to know about Jobs Support Scheme (JSS)

✅ What is the Eligibility condition?

• All employers who have local employees (Singapore citizen and PR) in Singapore

✅ What is the Subsidy Amount & calculation method?

• Each employer will receive the JSS payout based on the wage (capped at $4,600 per month) that they paid to that employee.

✅ How will I receive my JSS payout?

• The employer must have PayNow or Giro account to receive payout from IRAS

✅ When is the Payment Schedule?
PayoutWhen will my firm receive the payoutJSS will cover wages paid in:Wages will be derived based on CPF contributions paid by:
Payout 1Apr 2020Oct-Dec 2019

Apr 2020 (computed based on Oct 2019)
14 Feb 2020
Additional PayoutMay 2020May 2020 (computed based on Nov 2019)14 Feb 2020
Payout 2Jul 2020Feb-Apr 2020 (adjusted for payout given in advance in Apr 2020)31 May 2020
How to apply?

• Employers do not need to apply for the JSS. IRAS will notify eligible employers by post of the tier of support and the amount of JSS payout payable to them.