MyBenefits for Higher Disposable Income: Personal Tax Relief
Tax Reliefs - Reduction in Chargeable Income for Tax Payment
Reduction in Income Tax Payment Through Exemptions
Last updated: April 19, 2017
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Who needs to pay personal income tax?
Starting in 2013 an individual who earns an annual employment income of RM30,667 (after EPF deduction) has to register a tax file. Malaysians whose annual income falls below the cut-off of RM RM30,667 after EPF deductions (about RM2,900 per month or less) do not pay tax.
What is the personal tax rate for Malaysians?
Malaysians are taxed based on a progressive tax system. The tax rates are incremental with the amount of chargeable income. ie, rate increases as income level increases.
When is the deadline for filing and payment?
There are different types of individual taxpayers based on the type of income earned. There is a different form for each category and a fixed deadline to submit the income tax return form and make the payment that is due.
Ministry/Agency: Inland Revenue Board Of Malaysia
Telephone: Hasil Care Line
Main Line: 1-800-88-5436 (LHDN) or 603-7713 6666 (Overseas)
Salary Group (No Business Income): 03-7713 6699
Business Group (Self-Employed/ Partnership): 03-7713 6677
e-Filing: 03-7713 6655
Company/Co-operative Society/Employer: 1-800-88-5436 (LHDN)
LIST OF IRBM's CUSTOMER CARE OFFICER 2017
List of IRBM's Customer Care Offices
What are myBenefits?
Assistance: Increase disposable income
Income Group: All income groups
Target Group: Taxpayers with dependents and commitments
What are the tax exemptions/reliefs for personal income taxpayers for the assessment year 2017?
Tax reliefs/exemptions help taxpayers with dependents and commitments to reduce the amount of chargeable income and increase their disposable income.
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Income Tax February 06, 2018
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Income Tax September 17, 2017
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Income Tax August 21, 2017
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