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What is PCB Malaysia?
PCB (Potangan Cukai Bulanan) or MTD (Monthly Tax Deduction)

is an income tax deduction mechanism from an employee’s current monthly remuneration in accordance with the schedule of Monthly Tax Deductions (PCB) or other methods approved by the Malaysian government. SQL Payroll is built to accurately and efficiently process these contributions. Use Sql Payroll to experience the best software ever.


What is subject to pCB?

Type of Remuneration Subject to PCB
  • Salary / Wages
  • Overtime Payment
  • Commission
  • Tips
  • Allowance
  • Bonus / Incentive
  • Director fees
  • Perquisite
  • Employee's share option scheme (ESOS)
  • Tax borne by the employer
  • Gratuity
  • Compensation for loss of employment
  • Any other payment in addition to nomral remuneration for current month
Type of Remuneration NOT Subject for PCB
  • Deduction for Zakat
  • Benefits in Kind (BIK)
  • Value of Living Accommodation (VOLA)
  • BIK and VOLA are part of remuneration which is not subject to MTD. However, employee may make an irrevocable election to include the BIK and VOLA as part of his remuneration to be subject to MTD by completing a prescribed form and submit to employer. If employer agrees, BIK and VOLA are subjected to MTD.

The above list is not exhaustive. Should require further clarification, please contact IRB Malaysia Contact Management Centre at 1-300-88-5436, enquiry at any LHDN Office.

What is the benefit of PCB?

PCB is designed to avoid large amounts of tax payments at the end of the year. PCB can also save you from having to file for a tax report if several conditions are met.

Why you should file for tax return?

Filing for tax return can rectify the mistakes that might have occurred while processing your taxes for that year. If you have underpaid your taxes due to an incorrect PCB calculation, you will be able to prevent future issues of owning a large amount of money at the end of employment life by filing for taxes. On the contrary, you might have overpaid taxes and filing a tax return will allow you to claim a tax refund.

PCB Monthly Tax Deduction FAQ

  • 1) How do I register an Individual income tax reference number?

There are 2 methods of registering an income tax reference number:

  1. You can register manually at the nearest IRBM branch by bringing along a copy of your identification document, remuneration statement and business registration for business cases.
  2. You can register online through e-Daftar. Please visit http://edaftar.hasil.gov.my/
  • 2) I have not received my Income Tax Return Form. How do I obtain a copy of the said form?

You may contact the Assessment Branch where your income tax file is registered or the nearest IRBM office and request for the relevant forms.

  • 3) I have shifted office from Kuantan and I am currently working in Shah Alam but my income tax file is at the IRBM Branch in Kuantan. Can my income tax file be transferred to Shah Alam?

You may, by way of telephone or letter, request for your tax file to be transfered to the IRBM Shah Alam Branch. You will be required to inform IRBM of any future change of address.

  • 4) Can I make a claim on medical expenses expended on myself ?

You may claim medical expenses for serious diseases expended on you, your spouse or child up to a maximum of RM 5,000.00 a year and medical expenses for parents up to a maximum of RM 5,000.00 a year. Such a claim must be supported by original receipts issued by a medical practitioner.

  • 5) Do I have to register a company tax file if my company has not commenced operations?

A company tax file has to be registered only when the company has commenced operations/business.

  • 6) What are the conditions to claim deduction on housing loan interest?

Interest expended to finance purchase of residential property. Relief of up to RM10,000 a year for three consecutive years from the first year the interest is paid. Subject to the following conditions:

  1. the taxpayer is a Malaysian citizen and a resident;
  2. limited to one residential unit;
  3. the sale and purchase agreement is signed between 10th March 2009 and 31st December 2010; and
  4. the residential property is not rented out.
    • 7) According to my calculation, I am not liable to tax for the year of assessment 2011. What should I do to allow my employer to stop / cancel my deductions under MTD?

    If you are in the payment scheme under MTD, you do not have to pay the whole amount of tax that was assessed. In this case, you are only required to pay the balance RM 200.00.

    • 8) Adakah jumlah anak yang layak bagi pelepasan dihadkan di bawah Akta Cukai Pendapatan ?

    You may contact the Assessment Branch directly for confirmation of your non-liability, and then inform the Collections Branch and request for the issuance of a letter to your employer to stop the MTD deductions.

    • 9) My monthly deductions are too low compared to the actual tax payable. How can I increase my deductions to settle the tax payable?

    You may request to your employer to increase your monthly deductions to settle the tax payable. Employers do not have to wait for instructions from the Collections Branch to increase the amount of the monthly deductions for purposes of paying tax.

    • 10) My monthly deductions are in excess of the total tax assessed. How do I apply to cancel further monthly deductions and also obtain my over payment of tax?

    You may contact the Collections Branch directly to obtain a letter to stop the deductions. You may apply for a refund of your overpayment, with the condition that all assessments have been finalised to-date.

    • 11) Is there any limitation to the number of children entitled to child relief under the Income Tax Act?

    There is no limit to the number of children, but relief will only be given for any dependent, unmarried child who at the time is:

    1. below 18 years of age;
    2. if above 18 years of age, is in receipt of full time education or is under articleship or indenture in trade or profession; or
    3. is physically or mentally disabled (relief for physically or mentally disabled child is RM 5,000.00).
      • 12) I am going to retire from civil service, how do I obtain my income tax clearance certificate?

      You may contact the Assessment Branch where your income tax file is registered and bring along your Form CP 22 B (Notice of Cessation of Employment) that has been completed by your employer. Please ensure that your employer forwards the Form CP 22 B to the relevant IRB Assessment Branch, 6 months prior to your retirement.

      • 13) I run a provision shop and from time to time sell provisions at the night market. Can I pay my income tax through the Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD) scheme?

      No, the MTD is strictly for person (s) under employment contract only. If you are in business or are self -employed, you can pay your tax through the bi-monthly installment payment scheme. If you are not in the installment scheme, you will have to settle your tax liability within 30 days from the date of the Notice of Assessment (Form J).

      • 14) I run a provision shop and from time to time sell provisions at the night market. Can I pay my income tax through the Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD) scheme?

      Yes, a penalty will be imposed if there is a delay in the submission of the return form. All return forms must be submitted within 30 days from the date stated on the form or a period that has been stipulated.

      • 15) I run a provision shop and from time to time sell provisions at the night market. Can I pay my income tax through the Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD) scheme?

      Yes, you may if you are a Muslim. You have to forward the original receipts, which are on your name, to substantiate your claim.

      • 16) I run a provision shop and from time to time sell provisions at the night market. Can I pay my income tax through the Monthly Tax Deduction (MTD) scheme?

      You may make a claim for deduction for the donation made but the donation must be made to a body or fund approved by the Director General. The approval (gazette notification) will be stated on the receipt.

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