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Following the extension of the Movement Control Order period from 1 April 2020 to 14 April 2020 (“extended MCO period”), the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (“MIRB”) has further updated the Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on 26 March 2020.  Generally, it gives extension of time for submission of documents/returns/forms/notifications and tax payments which are due within the extended MCO period to 30 April 2020 except for Country-by-Country Reporting.  The key updates are as follows:  

1.      Tax Deduction on Donation to the Covid-19 Fund [New]

The MIRB has issued a media release on Tax Deductibility Incentives for Donations to the COVID-19 Fund.

2.      Submission of Data and Payment of MTD / CP38 on Remuneration from Employment for the Month of March 2020 [New]

The submission and payment are now extended to 30 April 2020.

3.      Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) [Update]

Submission of CbCR or notification by a constituent entity for CbCR which is due by 31 March 2020 and 30 April 2020 is now extended to 15 May 2020.

An officer of the MIRB has clarified that an extension of time to 30 April 2020 will be given for tax instalment payments which are due on 15 April 2020.  We will provide you with further update on any official announcement on this matter in the MIRB’s portal or FAQs.

We are pleased to attach the updated summary of the key points in the FAQs for your attention. The updated items are highlighted in “Yellow”.

The MIRB’s updated FAQs, media release and our updated summary can also be accessed via the above links.

The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

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Petaling Jaya Office

Tai Lai Kok
Executive Director –
Head of Tax and Head of Corporate Tax
+ 603 7721 7020

Long Yen Ping
Executive Director –
Head of Global Mobility Services
+ 603 7721 7018

Bob Kee
Executive Director –
Head of Transfer Pricing
+ 603 7721 7029

Ng Sue Lynn
Executive Director –
Head of Indirect Tax
+ 603 7721 7271

Soh Lian Seng
Executive Director –
Head of Tax Risk Management
+ 603 7721 7019

Nicholas Crist
Executive Director –
Corporate Tax
+ 603 7721 7022

Dato’ Leanne Koh
Executive Director – 
Corporate Tax
+ 603 7721 7026

Neoh Beng Guan
Executive Director – 
Corporate Tax
+ 603 7721 7025

Ong Guan Heng
Executive Director – 
Corporate Tax
+ 603 7721 7027

Chang Mei Seen
Executive Director – 
Transfer Pricing
+ 603 7721 7028

Ivan Goh
Executive Director – 
Transfer Pricing
+ 603 7721 7012




Evelyn Lee
Executive Director –
Penang Tax
+604 238 2288 (ext. 312)

Regina Lau
Executive Director –
Kuching Tax
+6082 268 308 (ext. 2188)

Titus Tseu
Executive Director –
Kota Kinabalu Tax
+6088 363 020 (ext. 2822)

Ng Fie Lih
Executive Director –
Johor Bahru Tax
+607 266 2213 (ext. 2514)

Crystal Chuah Yoke Chin
Tax Manager –
Ipoh Tax
+605 253 1188 (ext. 320)