The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is the main tax administrator to the Government. IRAS collects taxes that account for about 70% of the Government's Operating Revenue that supports the Government's economic and social programmes to achieve quality growth and an inclusive society. IRAS also represents the Government in tax treaty negotiations, drafts tax legislations and provides advice on property valuation to the Government.

Mission / Vision

Our Mission

Act as an agent of the Government and provide service in the administration of taxes

Advise the Government, and represent Singapore internationally, on matters relating to taxation

Our Vision

The leading revenue authority in the world

A partner of the community in nation-building and inclusive growth

A dynamic team of competent and committed people

Corporate goals and core values

Our corporate goals are to:

  • Foster a competitive tax environment that supports inclusive growth
  • Provide excellent service
  • Maximise voluntary compliance
  • Enhance organisational and staff productivity
  • Achieve a high level of staff competence and satisfaction


Applications are opened from 29 January to 31 March 2018.


For details on the application process and selection, please visit the Brightsparks portal.


You can look forward to being challenged in various tax-related roles such as:

  • Compliance and research 
  • Tax assessment
  • Tax services
  • Tax policy
  • Tax compliance and audit 
  • Information Technology
  • Corporate areas

There are also opportunities for you to develop leadership and organising skills through both work and non-work related projects and committees. 

IRAS scholars will be mentored by a Senior Management and will be assigned a buddy (a IRAS fellow scholar). Scholars will be given opportunities to sharpen and demonstrate their leadership skills to have a well-rounded career.

You can be developed along two generic career tracks – the management path and the specialist path depending on your personal inclination and organisation’s assessment. Details can be found here.


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