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Malaysia – Various Tax Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

Malaysia – Various Tax Deadlines Extended Due

The Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (“MIRB”) has set out a new timetable for certain personal tax filing and employer compliance obligations (including due date extensions) in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Also, the MIRB has closed all its office premises until 14 April 2020 – but is providing some limited services.

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In line with the announcement by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin of Malaysia on the implementation of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”)1 to limit the outbreak of COVID-19, the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (“MIRB”) has closed all its office premises from 18 March 2020 until 14 April 2020.2  Nevertheless, the MIRB will continue to provide phone services and its online services (e.g., if there any queries regarding taxation, taxpayers may use the Customer Feedback Platform available at the MIRB’s Official Portal, the e-filing password can be reset using “Forgot Password Menu” at ezHAsiL).

WHY THIS MATTERS

The policies ushered in by Malaysia’s government offer deadline delays for certain submissions of returns/forms/documents/notifications, tax payments, and other compliance obligations, and generally give taxpayers some very welcome breathing room to preserve their cash-flow and take additional time to organise their tax affairs in these trying times.

New Timetable for Certain Personal Tax Filing, Employer’s Obligations

The extension of time is set out in the table below.3

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KPMG NOTE

To facilitate taxation matters during the MCO period, the extension of time for submissions of returns/forms/documents/notifications, tax payments, and applications to the MIRB, has been granted by the MIRB.

FOOTNOTES

1  For prior coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2020-107 (25 March 2020).

2  See Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 558 KB). 

3  See the extension of time (PDF 1 MB).

The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Malaysia.

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