1. Business or Profession
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Tax applies to all existing sorts of companies and professions that allow money to be deposited into bank accounts. For the Youtubers, instafamous, influencers or do paid product reviews, it’s best to state your income and register your business. The bank is going to chase you if they find a lot of money going into your personal account! It’s not surprising if the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) also gets on your tail. That’s why before anyone reports you, hurry up and register before you get fined!
Usually, employers open files to pay for employees’ salaries. For employees who receive a salary and are eligible for the tax deduction, there is an alternative to Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD). Here are some examples:
- Salaries, bonuses, directors' fees, commissions, allowances, perquisites, rewards, etc. (cash or something convertible to cash).
- Gift Benefit from Employers (cars, mobile phones, drivers, employees, etc.).
- Value of Living Accomodation (VOLA) provided by employers.
- Employer contribution for Employee to Pension Fund or Unauthorised Fund.
- Compensation for job loss.
What is Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD)?
- An employee income tax payment
- Advance payment of employee income tax.
- Not employee’s final tax
- Calculated based on Monthly Tax Deduction Table and computerised calculation method (e-MTD, MTD Calculator, MTD Software and computerised payroll system).
3. Dividends and Interest
Source: Inland Revenue Board of MalaysiaIf you receive a dividend that is calculated as income, you’ll be taxed because of the dividend earned. Of course, there are dividends or benefits that are tax-exempt such as Tabung Haji, ASB or Unit Amanah. If employers provide loans to the employees, there will be tax on the interest.
4. DiscountsThe discount here refers to income you receive that isn’t in the form of cash but benefit-in-kind. For example, you receive a discount on the purchase of a washing machine from the company you’re working for. The amount of discount received is taxable too!
5. RentYou’ll be taxed if you gain profit from renting a house, land, vehicle, or even goods used by someone where you receive money in return.
6. RoyaltiesThese are payments made to an individual or company for the ongoing use of their assets (e.g. works of authors, singers). That said, royalties can be tax-exempt if:
Source: Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
Taxes may apply to gifts and rewards such as vacations, vouchers, telephones, cash, laptops or houses. (Bonuses do not fall here as it is considered taxable income under Employment, per LHDN)
This is the payment you receive if you are a gomen servant up to your retirement age. You can also get tax-exemptions like the following:
Source: : Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
This is a type of payment received on a regular and recurring basis paid by the company for a specified period. Those who usually subscribe to annuity products aim to retire comfortably without having to work for some time. Annuities included in wills continue until the death of the recipient.For more information, visit this official website: Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
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