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Income Tax Planning

Introduction

While Malaysia income tax laws and regulations impose many responsibilities on tax payers, there are also numerous reliefs and incentives available to reduce tax burden in Malaysia. As a tax payer and business owner, you often wish to maximize your business income, a proper income tax planning will help you in reducing your income tax payable.
 
Although the amount of tax savings may not be huge sometime, the long ­term savings would surely be worth the hassle. Tax payers should bear in mind that taxes payable can run into huge amounts, it can cost you even millions of ringgit sometimes. Balanced against that, the hassle of spending some time and a comparatively small amount of cash to engage a good tax expert does not seem a tough decision to make.
 
 
 
 

Tips For Income Tax Saving

1) Claim all possible tax deduction
  Tax deductions reduce your taxable income. Your total deductions are subtracted from your taxable income in order to determine your total taxable income for the year. Make full use of the available tax reliefs will save you more taxes.
   
  Please be reminded to keep good tax records for future tax audit conducted by Inland Revenue Board Malaysia (IRBM).
   
2) Submit and pay income tax on time
  Failure to submit or pay income tax on time may results in heavy tax penalty. Always submit and pay income tax on time and keep relevant records is responsibility of a good tax payer.
   
3) Follow Income Tax Act
  Inland Revenue Board Malaysia (IRBM) is responsible for the collection and overall administration of direct taxes under the following Acts:
 
  1. Income Tax Act 1967
  2. Petroleum (Income Tax) Act 1967
  3. Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976
  4. Promotion of Investments Act 1986
  5. Stamp Act 1949
  6. Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990
  Thus, it is undoubtedly that you will face lesser troubles if you submit your income tax by following the above Acts. IRBM is also issuing public ruling to provide relevant guidance for the public.
   
4) Apply for tax incentive
  There are various tax incentives offered by the government which could further reduce a company’s tax liability. The Income Tax Act 1967 provides incentives in categories such as reinvestment allowance, approved service projects, international procurement centres, regional distribution centers, biotechnology and approved businesses. Further, there are also various tax incentives provided under the Promotion of Investment Act 1986, such as investment tax allowance, infrastructure allowance and pioneer status companies.
   
5) Seek the advice of tax consultant
  In most cases, using a tax agent or accountant won’t just save you a lot of time, it will also improve your tax refund or net payable. We are experts in tax and constantly stay up-to-date with changes in tax legislation. We may find you are entitled to deductions you are unaware of or even an offset you didn’t know existed.
   
  The best part is our tax fee is reasonable and is claimable as a deduction on next year’s tax return.
   
6) Be charitable
  Donating to charity is always a good thing but what makes it even better is that the amount you donate is deductible on your tax return. After you make a donation, please ask for an official receipt and keep it properly. At tax time, enter the total amount into the charity donations section of your tax return.
   
  One thing about donations we should clear up: Your donations do not come straight back on to your tax refund. The amount is subtracted from your taxable income, which means you will get a percentage back.
   
7) Earn Tax-free income
  Some income is not subject to income tax. By earning more tax-free/net-tax income, a taxpayer can lower their tax liability. You could do this by depositing money with licensed bank, investing in bonds, investing in share market, and taking advantage of certain employees’ benefits such as childcare allowance.
   
8) Reduce Your Tax Rate
  The highest tax rate of a company or limited liability partnership (LLP) is 24%, if your individual income tax rate is higher than 24%, it will be more tax efficient to tax the business income under Company/LLP.
   
  On the other hand, if your individual tax rate is lower than 24%, you may want to swift the business income to be taxed under individual through payment of directors’ fees, remuneration and etc.
 
 
 
 

Tax Evasion

Although tax avoidance planning is legal, tax evasion — the reduction of tax through deceit, subterfuge, or concealment — is not. Frequently, what sets tax evasion apart from tax avoidance is the IRBM’s finding that there was some fraudulent intent on the part of the taxpayer.
 
The following are four of the areas most commonly focused on by the IRBM as pointing to possible fraud:
  • A failure to report substantial amounts of income;
  • A claim for fictitious or improper deductions on a return, when no verification exists; and
  • Accounting irregularities, such as a failure to keep adequate records, or a discrepancy between amounts reported on a corporation’s return and amounts reported on its financial statements.
 
We would like to emphasis that Tax Evasion is prohibited in Malaysia. IRBM will imposed heavy penalties (or imprisonment or both) to tax payer if they found out there is any tax evasion activities. Thus, we will not help our client in tax evasion. We believe that as a good citizen, every tax payer shall pay their income tax based on their chargeable income as indicated by Income Tax Act 1967.
 
 
 
 

What We Can Help You?

We are licensed Tax Agent registered with Inland Revenue Board (IRB) under Section 153(3) of Income Tax Act 1967. As a professional tax consultant, we can advise and assist you in your company or individual income tax compliance and submission according to Income Tax Act 1967, IRB's public ruling, Tax audit & investigation frameworks, Tax technical guideline and etc. We can also advice you on income tax incentives which are available and best suited for you.
 
We are also GST agent registered with Royal Malaysian Customs Department. We can help you comply with and conform to the GST standards and requirements. Start from registration to preparation and submission of GST return, we can solve all GST technical issues faced by you. We will also advice you on rules and regulation related to your business or company GST affairs.
 
Our professional staff will assist our clients with:
  • the preparation and submission of all forms and returns on a timely basis;
  • the computations of tax payable whilst ensuring all possible deductions have been utilized;
  • correspondence with IRB in the event of tax appeals, disputes and reassessments;
  • advise on the best and latest possible incentive/tax deduction available for the tax payer.
 
 

L & Co

18A, Jalan Sasa 2, Taman Gaya,
81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel +607-861 7402
Fax +607-863 1003
Email liew@liew.my
 
     

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