KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 – The Salary Deduction Order (CP38) for tax payment in instalments aims to ease the burden of the taxpayer who should be paying the tax arrears in one lump sum under the Income Tax Act 1967. The Inland Revenue Board’s (IRB) Public Relations Officer Masrun Maslim said although the law required the taxpayer to pay tax in one lump sum, upon consideration by the IRB, the public could still pay the tax in instalments through salary deduction known as the CP38 Order.
He told Bernama here Wednesday that individuals who received the order and felt that it would be burdensome due to the short payment period could actually make an appeal to the IRB. Masrun said this when commenting on public complaint that the CP38 Order to the employers aimed at settling the tax arrears beginning June 16 was inappropriate and posed a burden to the people.
The CP38 Order takes effect from the July salary up to December this year and it was announced by the IRB through the mass media. “They can make the appeal and if approved after the assessment is made, the instalment period will be extended and the monthly instalment can be reduced,” he said when contacted by Bernama here. Masrun said the appeal could be made before June 16, that is, before the notice on the CP38 Order began to be issued to their employers.