March is where the season of tax submission begins. All Malaysian business regardless of large, medium or small companies are held to submit a Form E to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) by the end of this month.


In simple terms, Form E is a declaration report to inform the IRB on the number of employees and the list of employee's income details.

Effective from Year of Assessment 2014, all dormant companies with or employees, are mandatory to submit the Form E to IRB.

However, what caught the attention of IRB is that there are still many dormant companies not submitting a Form E!


Did you notice that Sdn Bhd are required to file Form E irrespective active or dormant, with or without employees?

In fact, the biggest problem is that many companies are not aware that they have met the criteria to submit a Form E. Companies who have employees, issued salary or registered an E-filing number are required to file a Form E.

IRB tracing employee's income using Form E

IRB may refer to Form E on an employee's tax information. Effective Year of Assessment 2009, according to Section 83(1A), every employer shall for each year prepare and render to his employee a statement of remuneration before the last day of February. This employee's statement of remuneration is also widely known as EA Form which shows the details of all employment income paid to each individual employee, including the amount contributed to approved pension funds and tax deducted. Unlike Form E, employers do not need to submit EA Form to IRB.

Form E field by the employer, is in fact where the IRB can do a cross check on whether an employee is reporting his income correctly. Therefore, the information of employee's income on a Form E must be consistent with the information stated on an employee's EA Form.

Mandatory E-Filing

Employers are mandatory to furnish Form E online via E-filing.

2 Major information employers must provide in a Form E

1.    Employer's details.

2.    Details for all employees remuneration matters to be included in the CP8D.

Watch Out For These!

  • If the return from is not affirmed and duly signed, it shall be deemed incomplete and will not be processed.
  • The use of signature stamp is not allowed.
  • Failure to submit the Form E before 31 March 2020 is criminal offense and can be prosecuted in court.
  • Failure to prepare and render Form EA / EC to employees on or before 29 February 2020 is an offence under paragraph 120(1)(b) of ITA 1967.
  • Failure to furnish a return in accordance with subsection 83(1) or to prepare and render a statement in accordance with subsection 83(1A) will render the employer liable to prosecution under Section 120(1)(b) and on conviction, be liable to a fine of not less than RM 200 and not more than RM 20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
  • Pursuant to section 89 of ITA 1967, a change of address must be notified to Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (LHDNM) within 3 months of the change. Notification can be made via e-Kemaskini or by using Form CP600B (Change of Address Notification Form) which can be obtained at the LHDNM Official Portal, http://www.hasil.gov.my.
  • E-filling

(a) Employers which are companies and Labuan companies     (Companies) - The use of e-filing (e-E) is mandatory.

(b) Employers other than Companies - The use of e-filing is encouraged. Please access via https://ez.hasil.gov.my.

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