Submission of income tax via e-filing from March 1

All supporting documents pertaining to tax relief and expenses must be kept for seven years for audit or investigation purposes.

KUALA LUMPUR: Taxpayers can submit their income tax return form (ITRF) for the year of assessment 2016 via e-Filing starting from March 1, says the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM).

For BE Forms, taxpayers may also submit the forms using smart phones and tablets via Mobile Filing application (m-Filing). 

IRBM said on Wednesday that e-Filing and m-Filing are free applications to enable taxpayers to complete and furnish their ITRF electronically. 

“These applications may be accessed through IRBM’s official portal at,” it said in a statement. 

Deadlines for submission of ITRF and payment of Income Tax for Year of Assessment 2016:  

E - Return form of employer (employers which are not companies), the deadline is March 31, 2017.

BE - Return Form of an individual (resident who does not carry on a business), the deadline is April 30.

B, P  - Return Form of an Individual (Resident who carries on a business) and partnership, the deadline is June 30.

The IRBM also pointed out that it was mandatory for employers which are companies to furnish the Return Form of an Employer (Form E) 2016 via e-Filing as stipulated under subsection 83(1B) of the Income Tax Act 1967. 

It also said that taxpayers who have forgotten their e-Filing passwords may reset passwords using their registered email address with IRBM via the ‘Forgot Password’ menu at the ezHASiL portal. 

This can also be done using the taxpayers' registered cellphone numbers. The resetting service is only available to Maxis, Celcom, Digi and Umobile subscribers. The fee charged by the telcos is 50 sen for each service.

As for taxpayers who have neither a registered email address nor a registered cellphone number with IRBM, they would have to go to any nearby IRBM service counters to obtain the Temporary Activation Code. They would also have to bring the identification card or passport for verification and record purposes. 

“All income received in 2016 from taxable sources such as employment, tuition classes, businesses, commissions, direct sales, rent, royalties and other income as stated under section 4 and section 4A of the Income Tax Act 1967 must be declared.

“All supporting documents pertaining to tax relief and expenses must be kept for seven years for audit or investigation purposes. 

“IRBM will conduct enforcement activities such audit and investigation according to the Income Tax Act 1967, should there be any doubt regarding the information and income tax declared by taxpayers,” it said. 

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