The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) had introduced a system for submission of the income tax return called e-Filing. It is the easiest and the fastest method, an online system for all those who are required to file tax return under the rules and regulations made by the IRBM. Around 1.7 million tax return forms have been received by Inland Revenue Board through the e-Filing system since the year 2018.
Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the IRBM has issued an amended tax filing program for the year 2020 where the deadlines to file and pay income taxes for certain category of taxpayers have been given an additional extension of time.
This submission include Form E, BE, B, P, BT, M, MT, TF, TP, TJ and C (for certain financial year end). The extension given are differentiated based on types and submission method. Let us guide you with further details:
E / e-E
It refers to the return of employer for the year of remuneration 2019. The statutory deadline to submit Form E is on 31 March 2020. For a company or Labuan company employers, the form must be submitted by e-filing only whilst for non-company and non-Labuan company employers, the form can be submitted either by e-filing, postal delivery or hand delivery. Based on the amended tax filing program, the deadline to submit Form E for all type of taxpayers is extended for two (2) months.
BE / e-BE, B /e-B, P / e-P, BT / e-BT, M / e-M, MT / e-MT, TF / e-TF, TP / e-TP, TJ
It refers to the tax return for Individuals, Partnerships, Associations, Deceased persons’ estate and Hindu Joint Families for the year of assessment 2019. The statutory deadline for taxpayers under this category who do not carry on business is 30 April 2020 whilst for taxpayers who carry on business is 30 June 2020. All tax returns under this category can either be submitted by e-filing, postal delivery or hand delivery except for Form TJ where e-filing is not available. Based on the amended tax filing program, the deadline to submit all of the tax returns under this category is extended for two (2) months.
It refers to the tax return for companies for the year of assessment 2019. The statutory deadline for companies is seven (7) months from the date of closing the accounting period. The Form C must be submitted by e-filing and the grace period for submitting the Form C by e-filing is one (1) month as per the initial tax filing program issued by the IRBM. However, based on the amended tax filing program, additional extension of time is given for companies with accounting year ended 31 July 2019 until 30 November 2019, where the deadline is extended for two months.