If you’ve visited the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (LHDN) website in preparation of filing your taxes for the year, you’ll probably notice mentions of a new facility called MyTax.
Launched not too long ago – in December 2020 – MyTax is a new service portal that is intended to enable taxpayers with the ability to access their latest information without having to visit the LHDN office. It offers the public better convenience when it comes to obtaining information and services with regard to various tax-related matters.
In launching the MyTax platform, the LHDN had also emphasised that the portal will be a useful instrument in helping to minimise the country’s revenue leakage while simultaneously boosting revenue collection. But how exactly does MyTax work? What kind of convenience does it bring to taxpayers? How do you access it?
Read on to find out more.
What is MyTax?
MyTax is a one-stop platform where you can find and access all tax-related resources and services with a single sign-on. This basically means that with MyTax, you will no longer have to go through the hassle of keying in your passwords multiple times in order to access the different services or information from the LHDN via different locations.
Within MyTax, you’ll find links that let you carry out functions such as filing your income tax returns via e-Filing, paying your taxes via byrHASiL, and updating your tax profile via e-Kemaskini. On top of that, you’ll also be able to find various tax-related information and guides, alongside a personal dashboard and mailbox that keeps you updated on your latest tax status.
Do I need to go through another registration to use MyTax?
No. All taxpayers will be able to access MyTax using the login details of their ezHASiL account – the same ID and password that you use to access e-Filing every year.
If you are filing your taxes for the first time this year, you’ll need to first go through the process of registering as a taxpayer and setting up your ezHASiL account before you can access your MyTax dashboard. You can start the registration process from MyTax itself, via e-Daftar.
What exactly will I find in MyTax?
Upon logging in to MyTax, you’ll see your personal dashboard, which contains all the information that you need to grasp your tax status at one glance. Here’s how your dashboard will look like:
As you can see, you’ll be able to quickly get details such as:
- Your tax balance (how much tax you’ve paid in the previous year)
- The amount of income tax refund that you’ve previously received
- If you have any travel restrictions
- Status on the filing of your income tax
- A summary of how much tax you’ve paid in the previous years
To the right corner, you’ll be able to access your MyTax mailbox – where the latest LHDN and tax-related updates are sent – as well as your taxpayer profile. Within your taxpayer profile, you’ll find details such as your tax number, the LHDN branch that you’re registered with, as well as your bank account details that have been registered with LHDN.
The menu on the left, on the other hand, will provide you with all the links that you need in order to access LHDN’s services, along with other tax-related resources. If you’re looking to file your taxes via e-Filing or make payments via byrHASiL, you’ll find them under the “ezHasil Services” tab. Other functions include the PCB Calculator, e-Kemaskini, and e-Lejar.
If you need further help with navigating your way through your MyTax account, there is also a User Manual that you can find within the menu. The “HASIL e-Book At A Glance”, meanwhile, contains basic information about LHDN, such as its role and the services that it offers.
Under the “Help” tab, you’ll find all the necessary guides and manuals available to carry out your transactions efficiently with the LHDN.
Finally, go ahead and make use of the FAQ for any other clarification that you are unable to find within the guides that are provided thus far.
How do I file my taxes via MyTax?
If you’re like most users, you’ll mainly be accessing your MyTax account to file your taxes. To do that, start by click on “e-Filing” under the “ezHasil Services” tab. It’ll lead you to a list of online resources that are related to the filing of your income tax.
To begin filing your taxes for the year, go ahead and click the first link on the list. From there, it’ll take you straight to your e-Filing form – which you can proceed to fill up as you would usually do.
With this, we hope that you’ll have a better understanding of MyTax as a useful platform that may make your tax filing more convenient this year. Do also check out our Income Tax page for more related content or if you need help with your tax filing process!