Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Disallowance of Filing of Tax Return in PDF Format

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has informed that with effect from Year of Assessment 2008, tax agents are not allowed to use tax return in pdf format for filing purposes. Tax agents are advised to use e-filing or manual filing through original printed tax return forms. This is because many of the pdf return forms have created technical difficulties for the IRB as these could not be scanned due to various reasons and the IRB staff has had to manually key in all the data from the tax return into the computer system which has created an administrative burden.

However, the PDF return form will still be available on the IRB website for the use of individual taxpayers who have not received the tax return forms and who face difficulties in coming personally to the IRB offices to obtain the original printed form.
A copy of the IRB letter may be viewed at the MIT website or click HERE.

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