Licence Application and Management

You need to apply for the Home Office Licence to use your flat under the Home Office Scheme.  The licence is valid for the duration of the home office business.  It may be revoked if you breach the conditions of the licence.  


Go to GoBusiness Singapore to apply for the Home Office Licence.  An administrative fee of $20/- (non-refundable) applies.  Please prepare the following for the application:-

  • Singpass
  • Credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for payment
You will receive an acknowledgement at the email address provided by you, upon completion of application. 

Application by a Third Party Filer

A Third Party Filer is a member of a professional firm or filer who is authorised to make a submission on your behalf. The Third Party Filer will need the following to apply for the licence on the GoBusiness Singapore:-

  • Your NRIC number
  • A Letter of Authorisation from you
  • Singpass (belonging to the Third Party Filer)
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard) for payment

GoBusiness Singapore Helpdesk

If you need assistance to complete the online application, please contact the GoBusiness Singapore's Helpdesk at 6336-3373. 

The operating hours of the Licences e-Services Helpdesk are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Alternatively, you can send an email to 

Income tax

Do note that any income earned or received in Singapore from trade, business, profession, and/ or vocation will be subject to income tax. You can check the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website for more information on this.

Updates/ changes to your business particulars

If there are any changes in your business activity, you will need to:


If you intend to terminate your Home Office Licence, you can submit your request via the e-feedback (please select category as 'Living in an HDB Flat > Other Lease Matters > Starting a Home Office'). 

Upon termination of the licence, you will need to: