Malaysia Income Tax e-Filing Guide 2018

Filing your income tax returns is now easy and hassle free with the e-filing system. You also get more time to file your taxes through e-filing when compared to the traditional way of filing for taxes in Malaysia. Use this detailed guide to file your taxes on time.

Who should file for income tax?

Who should file for income tax?
  • Any individual whose total annual income is RM34,000 and above after EPF deduction.
  • Any individual who earns income from business.
  • Any employee who comes under Schedular Tax Deduction (STD).
  • Any company that starts a new business.
  • Any individual or company who wants to claim tax credit repayment for any deduction on dividend income.

Documents required for filing taxes

  • Individual (without business income)
    • MyKad (new identification card, armed forces or police)
    • Non-citizen (without business income)
    • Passport
  • Individual (with business income)
    • MyKad (new identification card, armed forces or police)
    • Business Registration Certificate.
  • Non-citizen (with business income)
    • Passport
    • Business Registration Certificate
  • Company
    • Incorporation Certificate of the company
    • Superform, and particulars of office or director.

1. Register as a taxpayer

Register as a taxpayer

The first step to file your taxes online is to register yourself as a taxpayer. If you haven’t registered yourself yet, you can register on e-Daftar which is an online official application for new taxpayers (individuals and companies) to register income tax files and receive a tax reference number.

If you do not own a computer or laptop to register your taxes, you can visit your nearest IRB branch where you can use the special computer counters allotted to file taxes online.

How to register as a taxpayer?

  • Go to the e-Daftar registration page and click on Borang Pendapatan Online.
  • (Individuals should click on Pendaftaran Individu, and companies should click on Pendaftaran Syarikat)
  • Fill in the online registration form with complete details.
  • Upload your completed application form and reconfirm the application.
  • You will receive an application number which you need to note down for future reference.
  • Click on Muat Naik Disini to upload the required documents.
  • Wait for Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) to confirm your application with a PIN number. This process would usually take a week.
  • You would also receive your tax reference number through email which would start with SG and followed by 11 numbers.

Things to remember

  • Your supporting documents must be in gif format.
  • The gif file size should be minimum 40k and maximum 60k.
  • The file name must contain only alphanumeric characters.
  • The gif file for MyKad or passport must contain only the front page with your name and identification number/passport number seen clearly.
  • You have to upload the required documents within 14 days from your date of application. Your e-Daftar application will be cancelled if you do not upload the documents on time.

2. Register your e-filing account

Register your e-filing account
  • Log in to ezHASil e-filing website by keying in your MyKad or Passport identification number and PIN.
  • Register your e-filing account 2
  • Click on Login Kali Pertama (First Time Login).
  • Enter your MyKad identification number or Passport number, name, PIN and tax reference number.
  • Add a password to login to your e-form later.
  • Check all the information and click on Agree.
  • Submit your registration.
  • Once this step is followed, your e-filing account and digital certificate will be registered where upon you can file your tax returns online.

3. Login to e-filing account

Login to e-filing account
  • Click on myTax button on EzHASil website.
  • Log in to your e-filing account by keying in your MyKad or Passport identification number and password.
  • Login to e filing account 2
  • Click on e-Borang which will take you to tax e-filing forms.

4. Choose the right income tax form.

Choose the right income tax form
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Types of Income Tax Forms

IT Forms Category Available for e-filing
e-B Resident Individual (with business income) Yes
e-BE Resident Individual (without business income) Yes
e-BT Resident Individual (expert worker or knowledge worker) Yes
e-C Company Yes
e-C1 Co-operative Society Yes
e-E Employer Yes
e-M Non- Resident Individual Yes
e-MT Non- Resident Individual (knowledge worker) Yes
e-P Partnership Yes
PT Limited Liability Partnership No
R Revised 108 Balance No
TA Trust Body No
TC Property Trust or Unit Trust No
e-TF Association Yes
TJ Hindu Joint Family No
TN Business Trust No
TP Deceased Person’s Estate No
TR Property Trust Fund or Real Estate Investment Trust No
  • Choose the form that applies to you and choose the assessment year as 2017.
  • The selected form will display your basic individual details by default. Check whether all information is correct.
  • If not, change the details to the current and latest information.

5. Declare your income

Declare your income
  • Fill in your income details as per the relevant categories.
  • Fill in the total of any monthly tax deductions if applicable.
  • (Employees can find total tax deductions in the EA form provided by your employer)
  • If you have not declared income for previous year, you have to declare it under Pendapatan Tahun Kebelakangan Yang Belum Dilaporkan.

6. Key in tax rebates, reliefs and exemptions

Key in tax rebates, reliefs and exemptions

You can find detailed information on tax rebates, reliefs and exemptions on the website. Read through it so that you can identify what applies to you and update it accordingly. You need to save any proof of purchase or spending for your claim for up to seven years.

7. Check the total taxes

Check the total taxes

Check the tax summary page. The system would calculate your taxes automatically once you have filled up all the relevant fields. You would be able to know whether you have to pay more tax or whether you have to receive a refund at this stage. Check if all details are correct.

8. Declare your taxes

Declare your taxes
  • Once you are sure of all information, declare that it is true.
  • Sign the form electronically.
  • Click on Tandatangan & Hantar to submit the form.

Income Tax Filing Schedule for 2018

Year Form Type Due Date
2017 e-E 31 March 2018
2017 e-BE 30 April 2018
2017 e-B 30 June 2018
2017 e-P 30 April 2018 (without business) 30 June 2018 (with business)
2017 e-BT 30 April 2018 (without business) 30 June 2018 (with business)
2017 e-M 30 April 2018 (without business) 30 June 2018 (with business)
2017 e-MT 30 April 2018 (without business) 30 June 2018 (with business)
  e-TF 30 April 2018 (without business) 30 June 2018 (with business)
2018 e-C Within 7 months from the closing date of the accounting period.
2018 e-C1 Within 7 months from the closing date of the accounting period.

FAQs

Q. When will I get my tax reference number?

A. You will receive your tax reference number within 3 working days after you complete the online application.

Q. How can I check my application status?

A. You can check the status using your application number on e-Daftar link.

Q. Will my application be cancelled permanently if I do not upload my documents on time?

A. No. That particular application will be cancelled. You have to apply again and provide all necessary documents for a fresh application.

Q. How can I receive my Tax Position Statement?

A. You can receive your Tax Position Statement by calling or writing to the Collection unit of the branch where your file is placed.

Q. What happens if there is a change in personal details?

A. You need to update your personal details immediately if there is any change. Such details would include:

  • Marital status
  • Residential address or correspondence address
  • Contact number
  • Change in partner (for partnership firms)
  • Change in tax agent

Q. How can I update my details?

A. You can use a CP600B Form to update any changes in your correspondence address.

To update other information, you have to submit a letter enclosing mandatory documents online via e-kemaskini.

Q. Are the tax rates same for non-residents?

A. No. Non-resident individuals have a different tax rate on the income they earn or receive in Malaysia. You can find a table specifying tax rates for non-resident individuals on LHDNM website.

Q. When will a non-resident individual not have to pay taxes?

A. Non-resident individuals will not have to pay any taxes in the following cases.

  • Employed in Malaysia for less than 60 days
  • Employed on board a Malaysian ship
  • Aged 55 years and getting pension from Malaysian employment.
  • Getting interest from banks
  • Getting interest from tax exempt dividends

Q. If I have taxes due, how can I pay them?

A. You can pay your taxes due through internet banking, credit cards, ATMs and collection agents.

Q. How will I get a refund of my taxes if I have paid in excess?

A. The excess amount will be credited to your bank account that you provided while filing tax. You will receive the refund within 30 working days.

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