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What is PCB Malaysia?

Potangan Cukai Bulanan (PCB) or Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD)
PCB/MTD is an income tax deduction mechanism from an employee’s current monthly remuneration in accordance with the schedule of Monthly Tax Deductions (PCB) or other methods approved by the Malaysian government. SQL Payroll is built to accurately and efficiently process these contributions. Use SQL Payroll to experience the best software ever.

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What is subject to pCB?

Type of Remuneration Subject to PCB
Type of Remuneration NOT Subject for PCB

The above list is not exhaustive. Should require further clarification, please contact IRB Malaysia Contact Management Centre at 1-300-88-5436, enquiry at any LHDN Office.

What is the benefit of PCB?

PCB is designed to avoid large amounts of tax payments at the end of the year. PCB can also save you from having to file for a tax report if several conditions are met.

Why you should file for tax return?

Filing for tax return can rectify the mistakes that might have occurred while processing your taxes for that year. If you have underpaid your taxes due to an incorrect PCB calculation, you will be able to prevent future issues of owning a large amount of money at the end of employment life by filing for taxes. On the contrary, you might have overpaid taxes and filing a tax return will allow you to claim a tax refund.

PCB Monthly Tax Deduction FAQ

There are 2 methods of registering an income tax reference number:

  1. You can register manually at the nearest IRBM branch by bringing along a copy of your identification document, remuneration statement and business registration for business cases.
  2. You can register online through e-Daftar in MyTax portal.

You may contact the Assessment Branch where your income tax file is registered or the nearest IRBM office and request for the relevant forms.

You may, by way of telephone or letter, request for your tax file to be transfered to the IRBM Shah Alam Branch. You will be required to inform IRBM of any future change of address.

You may claim medical expenses for serious diseases expended on you, your spouse or child up to a maximum of RM 5,000.00 a year and medical expenses for parents up to a maximum of RM 5,000.00 a year. Such a claim must be supported by original receipts issued by a medical practitioner.

A company tax file has to be registered only when the company has commenced operations/business.

Interest expended to finance purchase of residential property. Relief of up to RM10,000 a year for three consecutive years from the first year the interest is paid. Subject to the following conditions:

  1. the taxpayer is a Malaysian citizen and a resident;
  2. limited to one residential unit;
  3. the sale and purchase agreement is signed between 10th March 2009 and 31st December 2010; and
  4. the residential property is not rented out.

    If you are in the payment scheme under MTD, you do not have to pay the whole amount of tax that was assessed. In this case, you are only required to pay the balance RM 200.00.

    You may contact the Assessment Branch directly for confirmation of your non-liability, and then inform the Collections Branch and request for the issuance of a letter to your employer to stop the MTD deductions.

    You may request to your employer to increase your monthly deductions to settle the tax payable. Employers do not have to wait for instructions from the Collections Branch to increase the amount of the monthly deductions for purposes of paying tax.

    You may contact the Collections Branch directly to obtain a letter to stop the deductions. You may apply for a refund of your overpayment, with the condition that all assessments have been finalised to-date.

    There is no limit to the number of children, but relief will only be given for any dependent, unmarried child who at the time is:

    1. below 18 years of age;
    2. if above 18 years of age, is in receipt of full time education or is under articleship or indenture in trade or profession; or
    3. is physically or mentally disabled (relief for physically or mentally disabled child is RM 5,000.00).

      You may contact the Assessment Branch where your income tax file is registered and bring along your Form CP 22 B (Notice of Cessation of Employment) that has been completed by your employer. Please ensure that your employer forwards the Form CP 22 B to the relevant IRB Assessment Branch, 6 months prior to your retirement.

      No, the MTD is strictly for person (s) under employment contract only. If you are in business or are self -employed, you can pay your tax through the bi-monthly installment payment scheme. If you are not in the installment scheme, you will have to settle your tax liability within 30 days from the date of the Notice of Assessment (Form J).

      Yes, a penalty will be imposed if there is a delay in the submission of the return form. All return forms must be submitted within 30 days from the date stated on the form or a period that has been stipulated.

      Yes, you may if you are a Muslim. You have to forward the original receipts, which are on your name, to substantiate your claim. These payments constitute a rebate on your tax payable.

      You may make a claim for deduction for the donation made but the donation must be made to a body or fund approved by the Director General. The approval (gazette notification) will be stated on the receipt.

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      SQL Payroll is compliant with all Income Tax PCB rules and requirements.
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      SQL Payroll software will automatically assign the correct tax category for you according to the personal details that you have keyed in. Distinctive tax category are assigned based on an employees’ marital status and number of children & others.

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      Benefit in Kind

      Benefit-in-kind are benefits that employees receive from their employers. Examples of benefits are Motorcar, Value of Living Accommodation (VOLA) and etc. Employers can process benefit in kind prior to processing the routine payroll using SQL Payroll system.

      Optional Tax Relief

      You can also declare certain expenditures for optional tax relief. Expenditures that are valid for optional tax relief are medical expenses for parents, personal medical expenses, education, child education saving, and life insurance. You can insert all this record in SQL Payroll. 

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      What is CP 38?

      CP38 is an instruction for a monthly salary deduct issued by LHDN. Employers make additional deductions from employee’s salary towards the settlement of the employee’s income tax arrears. CP38 is useful in terms of easing the burden of taxpayers. Instead of paying a large sum or money in one go, CP38 is less drastic and less of a financial burden. In SQL Payroll, employers can set for an auto deduction on employee’s wages after receiving instructions from LHDN with simple finger clicks..

      e Payment Submission

      SQL Payroll also comes with proper formatted documents that are ready to use when it comes to performing e-payment submissions for Income tax. Documents that are ready for online submissions are  CP 39 , CP 39 A, CP 38, Income tax Lampiran B (PCB Audit) .


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      Comprehensive Income Tax Report

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