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The Definitive Guide To Personal Income Tax In Malaysia For 2020

Find out everything you need to know about filing your personal income tax in Malaysia by June 2020

Chapter 11

Malaysia Taxpayer’s Responsibilities

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In lieu with the Movement Control Order period from 18 to 31 March 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic, IRB has extended the income tax deadline for this year.

Other than truthfully declaring your income and reliefs, and submitting your tax files before the deadline stipulated by LHDN, taxpayers are also responsible for record keeping.

Taxpayers are required to keep the following documents for seven years from the end of the year in which the Income Tax Return Form (ITRF) is filed:

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  • EA/EC Form
  • Original dividend vouchers
  • Insurance premium receipts
  • Books purchase receipts
  • Medical receipts
  • Donation receipts
  • Zakat receipts
  • Children’s birth certificates
  • Marriage certificate
  • Other supporting documents
  • Working sheets (if any)

This is extremely important as LHDN has the right to request for any supporting documents for taxes paid previously. So if you’re filing for reliefs, make sure you keep your documents!

Failure to produce the supporting documents during a tax audit can result in tax penalty of RM300 to RM10,000, or imprisonment, or both! Find out more about tax audit and tax penalties here.

With this handy guide, we hope we have answered most of your basic income tax filing questions in Malaysia.

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