Employer’s duties and responsibilities: Income Tax payment

Just a short note on the subject of Employer’s Duties and Responsibilities re: payment of Income Tax.

An employer has many duties and responsibilities. Many things he must comply with. One such matter he must comply with without fail nor without excuses: to deduct his employees’ salaries for income tax purposes and then to remit the payment to the income tax department (LHDN).

Failure to do so would incur the legal wrath of LHDN.

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So employers – directors and senior management – please always be aware of this matter. And please ensure your company performs the required legal duties.

 

 

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Wesak Day public holiday kan?

Seorang pembaca malam tadi hantar satu e-mel kepada saya: Encik, esok Wesak Day public holiday, kan? Tapi kenapa HR saya kata company tak cuti?

Satu salah-faham yang biasa ialah mengenai public holiday, cuti umum. Masih ramai yang menganggap bahawa semua public holiday adalah hak cuti kepada semua pekerja.

Sebenarnya tidak begitu.

Akta Kerja (undang-undang buruh) menyatakan pada Seksyen 60D(1) bahawa seorang pekerja berhak (layak) mendapat cuti umum minima sebanyak 11 hari dalam setahun dari semua cuti yang di gazet, 5 hari daripadanya wajib (tidak boleh dikecualikan):

(i) Hari Kebangsaan;

(ii) Hari Keputraan Yang Di-Pertuan Agong;

(iii) Hari Keputraan Sultan atau Yang Di-Pertua Negeri atau Hari Wilayah Persekutuan;

(iv) Hari Pekerja; dan

(v) Hari Malaysia; dan lagi,

(b) cuti umum yang diisytihar di bawah Seksyen 8 Akta Cuti 1951.

Ertinya jika majikan/syarikat anda tidak menyenaraikan Hari Wesak sebagai cuti umum, maka hari ini bukanlah cuti umum bagi anda, ianya hanya hari bekerja yang biasa. Tiada gaji berganda atau overtime cuti umum.

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Happy Workers’ Day!

It’s May 1st tomorrow, and so let’s wish “Happy Workers’ Day!” to all workers in Malaysia.

The country and its people owe all workers a debt of gratitude. Without your contribution and sacrifices, and also those of your families’, all that we have achieved today would not have been possible.

And so we hope that the government and employers will further improve workers’ welfare, to ensure greater fairness to them, and to continue appreciating workers’ deeds.

Of course workers must also do their part in always increasing their productivity so that employers will be able to provide better welfare to them.

Happy Workers’ Day!

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