Attention, Tax Payers!
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Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (Inland Revenune Board) said in a statement that the deadline to send the BE income tax return forms via e-filing is May 15, 2013.
That's good news as everyone has been preoccupied with the GE13 and probably many high income earners wouldn't be able to send their forms in by April 30.
Some dates to take note:
- Those who prefer to fill up the forms manually, the deadline remains on Tuesday, April 30.
- Last date to apply for PIN for e-Filing via e-mail is on April 30.
Deadline postponed to May 15, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: The deadline to send the BE income tax return forms for income earned from non-business and to pay the tax balance via e-filing has been extended to May 15, the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) said yesterday.
IRB public relations officer Masrun Maslim the extension was to encourage more taxpayers to use the electronic system which was easier and faster.
“However, for taxpayers, who prefer to fill up the forms manually, the deadline remains on Tuesday. We encourage them to send the forms by post to make sure the IRB receives the forms on May 3, at the latest,” he told Bernama.
Masrun said the IRB had always encouraged taxpayers to fill up the forms via e-Filing as it could not only save cost but would also ensure the safety of the personal income tax data sent to the IRB.
“The e-filing method also helps to preserve the environment as we use less paper,” he said.
To date, the IRB has received about 1.5 million various income tax statements through e-Filing as compared to 1.4 million forms in the same period last year, he said. Masrun said the response for e-Filing has been very encouraging, accounting for 70 per cent of the total income tax returns received last year.
“Over-deducted income tax can also be processed quickly for taxpayers who have filed their tax returns via e-Filing,” he said.
“I’m sure the problem of sending in the forms late after the deadline has lapsed can be avoided as e-Filing is easier, accurate and safe,” he added.
According to the IRB website, the last date to apply for personal identification number (PIN) for e-Filing via e-mail to send in BE forms is on April 30.
TheGreenMechanics: Now, you cannot use the 13th General Election (polling day on May 5) as an excuse to not submit yours.