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Transition to e-PCB Plus System: Navigating Malaysia's Tax Changes

Cheng Zhe Ying
by Cheng Zhe Ying
Jun 11, 2024 at 1:38 PM

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Malaysia's Income Tax Department has announced an important adjustment aimed at improving tax processing and compliance efficiency. The new e-PCB Plus System will integrate the three existing systems—e-PCB, e-CP39, and e-Data PCB—into a single, comprehensive platform. Here’s what employers and employees need to know about the upcoming changes:


What is the e-PCB Plus System?

The new e-PCB Plus System is designed to integrate all services related to Potongan Cukai Bulanan (PCB)—including e-PCB, e-CP39, and e-Data PCB—into a single platform accessible through the MyTax Portal. This change aims to simplify the management of PCB data by using a Tax Registration Number (TIN) associated with the user’s MyTAX ID.


Benefits of the e-PCB Plus System

  • Unified Platform: The e-PCB Plus System simplifies processes and enhances the user experience by integrating multiple systems into one.
  • Efficiency: Employers can save time through the centralized and automated administration of PCB data.
  • Accuracy: Improved data accuracy ensures compliance with tax laws.


Key Dates and Registration

  • Launch Date: The exact launch date will be announced later. Employers will be notified in advance to make the necessary preparations.

  • Registration: Starting January 1, 2024, individual TIN applications must be submitted online through the e-Register application on the MyTax Portal. For citizens and permanent residents aged 18 and above, TIN registration will be automatic.


Employer Responsibilities

A seamless transition to the new system primarily rests with employers, who must:

  • Register Authorized Individuals: Ensure that every employee responsible for PCB computations and payments is registered and has a MyTAX ID.
  • Accurate Employee Data: Verify that the names, TINs, and identity numbers (IC or passport) of employees are accurate and up-to-date. Errors can impede the processing of PCB.
  • Transition Planning: Familiarize themselves with the new system and its features to ensure a smooth transition.


How to Check Tax Identification Number (TIN)?

Employees and employers may confirm their TIN by 

  • going to the MyTax Portal Malaysia.
  • Contact Centre: If calling from abroad, dial 603-89111100 or 03-89111000.
  • HASiL Office: For help, stop by any local HASiL office.

TIN is a unique identifier assigned to individuals and entities registered with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM). This number, comprising a TIN Code and a set of numbers, is essential for tax purposes. It helps the IRBM track taxpayers and manage their tax obligations effectively.


Important Notice for All Employers

Ensure that all employee information is complete and accurate. The successful deployment and operation of the e-PCB Plus System depend on the completeness of employee data. Incomplete data will prevent the processing of PCB, affecting compliance and timely tax payments.


What Employers Need to Do?

Employers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new system as soon as it is launched and to utilize the resources provided by the Income Tax Department for a smooth transition. For further assistance, the MyTax Portal and HASiL offices are available to provide necessary support.

Stay tuned for more updates and ensure your organization is prepared for these important changes to the tax system.


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