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How-to: Step By Step Income Tax e-Filing Guide

It is tax season again. Taxpayers in Malaysia are busy submitting their income tax return forms for the Year of Assessment 2022 through the e-filing system, accessible through the official website of Inland Revenue Board (IRB). Most taxpayers choose the e-filing option theses days, as it is simple and convenient.

Taxpayers (who does not derive an income from any business) using the e-filing system has been given until 30 April 2023 to submit their income tax returns.

How do you go about it?

1. Go to e-filing website

If you have never filed your taxes before on e-Filing income tax Malaysia 2023, go to and click on the e-Daftar button.

You will then be asked to fill in an online form and upload some verification documents. The form will need to be printed out and taken to your nearest LHDN branch – where you will be given a first-time login PIN.

Quick tips
The LHDN branches located at your nearest UTC are open every day of the week.

2. Login to MyTax

Once you have your new PIN, navigate to the new MyTax website and login using the First Time Login option.

You will then be asked to create a new password for your new online account (make sure it’s a secure one).

3. Start e-filing

Click on the menu ezHasil services menu on the top-left-hand side of the screen, then select e-filing. Once the new page has loaded, click on the relevant income tax form for the year.

This option may vary depending on what type of income tax you are filing, and you can refer to this table to help you figure out what to look for:

Type of taxpayer
March 31, 2023
Resident who does not
carry on business
April 30, 2023
Resident who carries
on business
June 30, 2023
June 30, 2023
Resident Individual
(Knowledge Worker/
Expert Worker)
April 30, 2023
(For those who
do not carry on
any business)

June 30, 2023
(For those who carry
on any business)
Non-Resident individual
Non-Resident individual
(Knowledge Worker)

4. Update your details

Now you’re ready to start filing your income tax! The first step is to review your personal details.

You can change some of them if you need to, especially if you recently updated your passport or got married (or divorced).

5. Add more details

The second step is to review a few more details about yourself. You will also need to declare whether or not you sold any taxable assets, which would fall under the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) Act, at this step.

You can also declare any tax incentives you have received at this step.

6. Provide your income details

Fill in the form with your income information according to the relevant categories.

You can then declare any donations or gifts that you have received. Refer to our tax deduction section to understand more about this deduction. Remember, you must ensure the organisation you donate to is approved by LHDN. If unsure, you can check the status of the charitable organisation on LHDN website.

Check if the total monthly tax deductions (MTD/PCB) displayed is correct. You can find this information in the EA Form provided by your company.

7. Fill in your tax reliefs, rebates and exemptions accordingly

This is where you declare your purchases from last year that provide tax relief. Unlike previous years, the new e-filing form will actually provide you with additional information on each relief if you hover your cursor over the green ‘Info’ button.

The maximum amount of relief you can claim under each category is also listed in an orange box for easy reference.

Regardless of what you claim, remember to retain the proof of purchase of that item for at least seven years.

8. Check the total taxes you are due or you have overpaid

Once you have filled up all the reliefs and rebates, the system will automatically calculate your taxes and you will know if you have balance or excess in income tax payment.

9. Declare, sign and send

The final step is to declare that all the information provided is true. This is done by simply clicking on the ‘Sign and submit’ button on the final page.

Once you do, you will be asked to sign the submission by providing your identification number and MyTax password.

10. Pay your income tax if you have taxes due

If you have taxes due, you can pay through various methods , such as e-banking, ATM and through various banking services available in local banks.

If you have paid your income tax payment in excess via the monthly tax deductions, the excess amount will be reimbursed to you via the bank account details that you had provided.

This method helps taxpayers fill in, compute and submit the form to IRB in an easier, more accurate and safer way. It allows taxpayers to submit their tax returns anytime and anywhere. Taxpayers will instantly know the amount of tax they have to pay as the system automatically computes their taxes based on the information they provide. Those who did not own a computer or have Internet access could head to the special computer counters at IRB branches.

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This article was first published in April 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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