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What do I need to do to receive Workfare Income Supplement (WIS)?

If you are an employee, you do not need to do anything. Your eligibility for Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) will be automatically assessed based on the CPF contributions* made by your employer.

If you are a Self-Employed Person (SEP), you will need to:

• declare your Net Trade Income (NTI) from Work Year 2023 to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). If you receive a notification (via letter/form/SMS) to file tax from IRAS, or you meet the requirement to file tax (i.e. NTI above $6,000 and/or Total Income above $22,000), please complete and submit the tax return to IRAS directly. The income tax filing period is from 1 March to 18 April annually.

If you do not receive a notification from IRAS or do not meet the requirement to file tax, you may declare your self-employed net trade income (NTI) to IRAS via myTax Portal which will be available from 1 March to 31 October annually for taxpayers to e-File tax returns; and

• make the required MediSave contributions.

*Under the CPF Act, employers must contribute CPF if their employees earn more than $50 a month, regardless of whether the employee is employed on a permanent, part-time, contract or casual basis. If your employer is not contributing CPF on your behalf, please approach your employer to clarify on the discrepancies. If your employer does not provide you with a satisfactory response, you can lodge a report with CPF Board.