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.
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.
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-M||Non- Resident Individual||Yes|
|e-MT||Non- Resident Individual (knowledge worker)||Yes|
|PT||Limited Liability Partnership||No|
|R||Revised 108 Balance||No|
|TC||Property Trust or Unit Trust||No|
|TJ||Hindu Joint Family||No|
|TP||Deceased Person’s Estate||No|
|TR||Property Trust Fund or Real Estate Investment Trust||No|
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.
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.
|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.|
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:
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.
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.