March 1 is the effective date for income submission via e-filing

March 1 is the effective date for income submission via e-filing

Taxpayers can submit their income tax return form (ITRF) for the year of assessment 2016 via e-Filing starting from March 1, says the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM).

For BE Forms, taxpayers may also submit the forms using smart phones and tablets via Mobile Filing application (m-Filing).

IRBM said on Wednesday that e-Filing and m-Filing are free applications to enable taxpayers to complete and furnish their ITRF electronically.

“These applications may be accessed through IRBM’s official portal at,” it said in a statement.

Deadlines for submission of ITRF and payment of Income Tax for Year of Assessment 2016:

E – Return form of employer (employers which are not companies), the deadline is March 31, 2017.

BE – Return Form of an individual (resident who does not carry on a business), the deadline is April 30.

B, P – Return Form of an Individual (Resident who carries on a business) and partnership, the deadline is June 30.

The IRBM also pointed out that it was mandatory for employers which are companies to furnish the Return Form of an Employer (Form E) 2016 via e-Filing as stipulated under subsection 83(1B) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

It also said that taxpayers who have forgotten their e-Filing passwords may reset passwords using their registered email address with IRBM via the ‘Forgot Password’ menu at the ezHASiL portal.

This can also be done using the taxpayers’ registered cellphone numbers. The resetting service is only available to Maxis, Celcom, Digi and Umobile subscribers. The fee charged by the telcos is 50 sen for each service.

As for taxpayers who have neither a registered email address nor a registered cellphone number with IRBM, they would have to go to any nearby IRBM service counters to obtain the Temporary Activation Code. They would also have to bring the identification card or passport for verification and record purposes.

“All income received in 2016 from taxable sources such as employment, tuition classes, businesses, commissions, direct sales, rent, royalties and other income as stated under section 4 and section 4A of the Income Tax Act 1967 must be declared.

“All supporting documents pertaining to tax relief and expenses must be kept for seven years for audit or investigation purposes.

“IRBM will conduct enforcement activities such audit and investigation according to the Income Tax Act 1967, should there be any doubt regarding the information and income tax declared by taxpayers,” it said.

So now, as a HR and Payroll Administrator, how do you generate the Borang E and EA (and e-Data Praisi submission to LHDN) easily? In this article, we will show how you can generate them easily. We will use HR Payroll System for explanation and illustration purpose. And yes, MyFreelys Academy is an avid fan and user of HR Payroll & Software to manage our employees’ leave application and payroll.

First and foremost, login to 

  1. You can then import the 2016 data with the following steps below:
    • The system gets your 2016 data from 2 parts, and aggregate them into EA forms and E form
      1. Go to Payroll -> Import (As Illustrated Below)
      2. Select the monthly Payroll you conducted in in year 2016
  2. If you just started to use Payroll in 2017, then the data is solely coming from Payroll->Import

3. In Payroll ->Import, click the numbers and edit. Click enter after you typed in the number.

4. Save it

NEXT on EA Form,

  1. Go to Payroll -> EA Forms (As Illustrated Below)

2. Please double check the number and details before sending them out to your employees (As Illustrated Below). You will need to send to all your employees by 28th February 2017.

NEXT on Submitting the FORM E

  1. Please take note of these datelines as below:
    • E-Data Praisi by 22nd Feb 2017
    • E-Filing for Form E by 30th April 2017
  2. We will show you how easy it is to create the output of the file from Please follow the sequence of the illustrations below:


STEP 10: DONE (on e-Data Praisi)

Lastly, please follow the 3 steps illustrations as below on e-Filing for Borang E:

If you need more help, why don’t you join us in our upcoming Public Course on “Payroll System and Administration Course” happening on 15th & 16th March 2017 at Pullman Bangsar Hotel (KL). This event is a joint collaboration between MyFreelys Academy, and Open University Malaysia through our partner, Great Success Consultancy Sdn Bhd. For more information, please click the link below:

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