KUCHING, Nov 26: Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) will stop accepting income tax payment through mail or courier beginning Jan 1, 2021.
According to IRBM, in a statement today, this effort is in line with the government’s aspiration to encourage the use of online payment medium (e-payment).
“IRBM will also not issue any payment receipt for all transactions involving tax payment made using e-payment, and also banks appointed as the collection agents. Instead, taxpayers or their representative must ensure that all bank’s confirmation or e-payment transaction slips to be kept as receipt or proof of payment,” it said.
The statement added, in order to avoid charges for late payment, tax payers or their representatives must also comply with this new ruling and any tax payment using cheque through the mail or courier services should be made before Jan 1, 2021.
On the same note, IRBM said the new ruling will not apply for payment made under Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT- Tax under Section 21B CKHT Act 1976), Non-resident public entertainer, Withholding tax, and compounds.
“As such, beginning the said date, tax payers or their representative can make their tax payment through the following medium, namely through eHasil on IRBM official online portal (www.hasil.gov.my), the appointed banks portals, LHDN payment counter, cash and deposit machine, and also Automatic Teller Machine (ATM),” it said.
IRBM also pointed out that, for any payment made at the bank counter, tax payers must ensure that the information provided is complete and accurate.
“This includes the reference number for income tax files, full name, Mykad numbers, year of assessment and the numbers of tax installment paid, together with tax payment code and the amount of tax payment,” the statement read.
For more information, contact IRBM Hasil Care at 03-8911 1000 or +603 8911 1100 (international), Hasil Live Chat, or using the feedback form on IRBM official portal (https://maklumbalaspelanggan.