Start the new year by getting updated with the latest changes and continuities of taxing policies.
In line with the government’s effort to increase the usage of online payment (e-payment), the IRB announced that cheques delivered via mail or courier services will no longer be accepted starting from 1 January 2021.
However, the IRB informed that the above does not apply to the following types of payment:
Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) under Section 21B of RPGT Act 1976 (Form CKHT 502);
Income tax for Public Entertainers (visiting artists);
Withholding tax; or
Other than paying over payment counters at IRB’s collection centres, taxpayers may make their tax payments through the following mediums:
ByrHasil through IRBM’s official website at www.hasil.gov.my;
Internet banking portal of banks appointed as tax collection agent by IRB;
Over the counter of banks appointed as tax collection agent by IRB;
Cash / cheque deposit machine; or
Automated teller machine (ATM).
For tax payments made through the above mediums, no payment receipt will be issued. Taxpayers should retain the bank confirmation slip or e-payment transaction slip for each transaction made as proof of payment.