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Correction of any error made on form submitted manually or online can be made by writing a letter detailing the mistake made and enclosing documents (purchase receipts, invoices, etc.) to support your application.
The letter and supporting documents must be submitted to the branch that handles your tax file.

Amendment After Submission Of Form (From Year Of Assessment 2009)

Amendment Submitted Before Deadline for Submission of Return Form

Correction of any error made on form submitted manually or online can be made by writing a letter detailing the mistake made and enclosing documents (purchase receipts, invoices, etc.) to support your application.
The letter and supporting documents must be submitted to the branch that handles your tax file.


Amendment Within 6 Months from Due Date for Submission of Form


The taxpayer is allowed to make self amendment on information or assessment in the Income Tax Return Form (ITRF) submitted to IRBM on time by submitting an Amended Return Form (ARF) within 6 months from the due date for submission of ITRF. ARF is to be submitted to the branch that handles the taxpayers income tax file.
Only taxpayers who have submitted the ITRF on time are allowed to make self amendment and self amendment is allowed only once for each year of assessment.
The taxpayer is allowed to make self amendment on information or assessment to correct mistakes in the ITRF relating to :

  • Income under declared / not declared
  • Expenses / other claims over claimed
  • Capital allowances / incentives / reliefs over claimed

Self amendment by submission of ARF can result in the following changes :

  • From not liable to taxable original assessment notice;
  • From taxable to additional tax additional assessment notice; or
  • From repayment to reduced repayment original assessment notice

For amendments to be made in situations other than those mentioned above, the taxpayer is not required to submit ARF. Instead, he can forward a detailed letter on the mistakes made and enclose documents (purchase receipts, invoices, etc.) to support his application. The letter and supporting documents must be forwarded to the branch which handles his income tax file.

If the Director General makes an amendment and issues an amended assessment within 6 months from submission of ITRF, the taxpayer is not eligible to submit ARF to the Director General. If the taxpayer wishes to make an amendment (voluntary disclosure) to the assessment raised by the Director General, he must forward a letter to IRBM


Rate and Computation of Increase in Tax


The original assessment or additional assessment self raised by the taxpayer is subject to an increased in tax. The taxpayer is required to fill in the column for increase in tax in the ARF .
If the amended Return Form is furnish :

  • Within a period of 60 days from the due date for submission of ITRF, the amount of increase in tax charged shall be 10% of the amount of such tax payable or additional tax payable.
  • After the period of 60 days but not later than 6 months from the due date for submission of ITRF, the amount of increase in tax charged shall be determined in accordance with the following formula :

B + [(A + B) x 5%]
Where:

A= the amount of such tax payable or additional tax payable; and
B= 10% of the amount of such tax payable or additional tax payable (A X 10%)

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