It's that time of the year again, Tax season! With different forms, exceptions, and rules, filing your income tax can be tricky for most of us. Breathe in…
We’re here to help! Here's a guide on how to file your income tax:
Step 1: Visit MyTax via https://mytax.hasil.gov.my/
Step 2: Log in with your details. Choose and enter “Identification Number”.Click “Send”. Enter your password and click “Login”.
Step 3: Once you’ve successfully login, you’ll see your dashboard.
Note: Have your EA form ready. Your EA form will be provided by your employer and it will contain the details of how much income you’ll need to declare as an employee. Each company will issue a separate EA form, so if you have worked for more than one company in one year, you will have to have an individual EA form for each. We will show you how to fill up your tax form if you have more than one EA form later in the guide.
Step 4: Click on “2022: eForm BE have not been submitted” under the “e-Filing Form Status For Assessment Year” tab.
Step 5: Confirm your particulars on the next page and click ‘Next’.
Step 6: Confirm your other particulars such as your contact details and fill in whichever applies to you.
If you didn’t sell any property in 2021, select ‘No’ under ‘Disposal of asset under the Real Property Gain Tax 1976’. If you did, select ‘Yes’, and then select a relevant answer for ‘Disposal declared to LHDN’.
Step 7: This is where you declare all the income you’ve earned in the previous year. Now, if you’ve worked for more than one employer, enter the number of companies you’ve worked for in the ‘Number of employers’ column. Enter the total income you’ve received from your company/companies after EPF deductions in the ‘Statutory income from employment’ column.
Step 8: On this page, you can claim the reliefs and exemptions. Refer here for a full list of what you can claim. But what’s great is that this section of your e-Form will already show you the maximum amount you can claim for each item. Be sure to input the exact amount you spent and only claim for what applies to you.
Step 9: You’ll be shown a summary of how much income you’ve declared, all the reliefs and exemptions you’re claiming, and how much tax you’ll be paying. Click ‘Next’ after confirming the details.
Step 10: This is the final step. Once you’re sure all the information you’ve entered is correct, click ‘Sign and Submit’. Congratulations, you’ve just successfully filed your tax returns! You’ll be able to download a copy of your e-Form for your safekeeping.
This is my first time filing my income tax, do I need to register?
Yes, If this is your very first time, you’ll first need to register with LHDN. If you plan to do this manually, you can visit your LHDN branch and they will guide you accordingly. However, if you want to file your taxes online, navigate to “User Manual” on the MyTax website.
Can I amend my tax form if I made an error?
If you accidentally declared a wrong amount after you submitted your form you can still fix it. How you can make these changes depends on whether you filled in your form online or manually, or whether you amend them before or after the submission deadline.
- For amendment before the submission deadline
Correction of any error made on the form submitted manually or online can be made by writing a letter detailing the mistake made and enclosing documents (purchase receipts, invoices, etc.) to support your application.
These documents must be submitted to the branch that handles your tax file.
- For amendment within 6 Months from the submission deadline
The taxpayer is allowed to make self-amendments on information or assessment in the Income Tax Return Form (ITRF) submitted to IRBM on time by submitting an Amended Return Form (ARF) within 6 months from the due date for submission of the ITRF. ARF is to be submitted to the branch that handles the taxpayers income tax file.
Only taxpayers who have submitted the ITRF on time are allowed to make self-amendment and self-amendment is allowed only once for each year of assessment.
With this guide at hand, you should be able to tackle your registration and filing with ease! If you’re about to start the process soon, good luck! The deadline is still weeks away, but we strongly urge you not to wait until the last minute.