SBPA Option Forms Return Deadline Extended To Jan 15

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The Public Service Department of Malaysia (PSD) deputy director-general (Operations) Datuk Dr Ismail Alias has agreed to extend the deadline... Read more »

Income Tax Return Forms Issue and submission Due Dates

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Below are listed the general issue dates and the submission due dates for the Income Tax Return Forms (ITRF) as required by the Inland Reven... Read more »

How to claim Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M)

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How to claim Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M)
The RM500 “Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M)” is now ready for disbursement to the eligible rakyats. As promised in 2012 Budget , households w... Read more »

How to check overseas travel blacklist online

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Did you know you can be barred from travelling overseas if you are a criminal, a bankrupt, and default on tax, PTPTN, MARA, and other study ... Read more »

Individual income tax: Capital allowance rates

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Basically, no deductions are allowed for expenditures which are capital in nature or depreciation value for the assets in determining the bu... Read more »

Malaysia RPGT (Real Property Gains Tax) 2012

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Malaysia RPGT (Real Property Gains Tax) 2012
Real Property Gains are gains arising from the disposal of a real property. During the Budget 2012, the Finance Minister proposed to revise... Read more »

What is PIDM (Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia)?

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What is PIDM (Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia)?
Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) or known internationally as Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (MDIC) is a government body ... Read more »

Malaysian banks Gold Investment Accounts comparison

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Malaysian banks Gold Investment Accounts comparison
Gold price is currently at its lowest in two years, so it's a perfect time start investing in gold. The easiest way to do it is by openi... Read more »

Income tax record keeping: What and how long?

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One of your responsibilities as a taxpayer (besides filing your income tax return form) is to keep the documents and records on your income... Read more »

Must-read tips on buying a car

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Planning on purchasing a car? Here’s a few tips that can help you make financially-sound decisions leading to the purchase. Shop around fo... Read more »

Understanding credit card -benefits, fees & charges etc.

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Using your credit card wisely may be one of the most important steps you can take towards keeping your financial health in check. A credit c... Read more »

Malaysia Budget 2012 main highlights

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Below are the highlights of the RM232.8 billion 2012 Budget tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in his capacity as the Finance M... Read more »

How to Avoid Identify Theft

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What is identify theft? Identity theft is a fraud which involves someone pretending to be someone else, usually for the purpose of stealing... Read more »

Malaysia Budget 2012 preview

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The 2012 Budget, which is to be tabled in Parliament on Oct 7 2011 will focus on tackling the rising cost of living. The government is said ... Read more »

List of income tax offences, fines and penalties

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The law imposes penalties (in form of fines and imprisonment) to ensure that all taxpayers pay their taxes in full and on time. Learn what a... Read more »

An introduction to Islamic banking

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This article tells you about the basic concepts and principles of Islamic banking.   WHAT IS ISLAMIC BANKING? Islamic banking is a bankin... Read more »

How to submit LHDN income tax form via e-Filing

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E-Filing is an alternative method of submitting your Income Tax Return Form (ITRF). If done properly, it’s more convenient and faster than t... Read more »

Zakat fitrah rates for Ramadan 2012

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Zakat, or paying alms, is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam, and refers to spending a fixed portion of our wealth for the poor or needy... Read more »

How to manage your debt

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Making a loan or borrowing from a bank has become a part of one’s financial life. Sometimes you are “forced” to borrow from a bank to purcha... Read more »

5 ways to finance an education / study

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When it comes to funding an education, there are many options available. You could use your savings, borrow from your family and friends or ... Read more »

5 reasons why teens don’t need Credit Cards

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Credit card companies and banks are targeting younger consumers due to their increasing purchasing power. Teenagers are of course is on thei... Read more »

Financial Planning For Students

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Financial planning begins when a person is planning his or her daily expenses. Almost all children get pocket money when going to school dai... Read more »

Financial preparedness to face critical illness

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Statistics from Ministry of Health indicates that heart disease is the number one cause of death in Malaysia which comprised of 16.5 percent... Read more »

Tips before buying an insurance

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Thinking of buying an insurance -life insurance, motor vehicle insurance, health insurance etc.? Make sure you know what you’re doing. Be in... Read more »

Banking tips for consumers

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Below are some tips when dealing with banks. Hopefully these tips can help you to avoid problems and make your banking experience a pleasura... Read more »

How to succeed when complaining to your bank

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As a consumer, it is your right and responsibility to address any dissatisfaction or discrepancy with your bank. Whether it is a case of ill... Read more »

How to amend your income tax return

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Finally you’ve successfully submitted your income tax return. All is well…until you discover that you've made a mistake in your income t... Read more »

Malaysian Non-resident personal income tax rates

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You are considered a non-resident under Malaysian tax law if you stay less than 182 days in Malaysia in a year, regardless of your citizensh... Read more »

How to get Income tax refund

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Did you know that you can get a refund if you’ve overpaid your income tax?   Tax refund circumstances Tax refund occurs when: Taxpayer h... Read more »

What is a Current Account

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What is a Current Account
A current account is a deposit account offered by all banking institutions in Malaysia and can be used either for personal or business. As ... Read more »

Never become a loan guarantor

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A guarantor on a loan is someone who agrees to be accountable (legally liable) for the repayment of the borrower’s debt in case the latter d... Read more »

15 tell tale signs you need financial help

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One of the reasons people land in financial disaster is because they don’t realize their problems until it is too late. Being buried in deb... Read more »

Home loan repayment options in Malaysia

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When you repay your loan installments, you are not only paying for the amount that you borrowed but also the interest on the borrowed amount... Read more »

Expatriate health insurance in malaysia

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When moving to Malaysia (or any foreign country) don’t forget to plan for your health insurance. This is because your existing health insura... Read more »

Types of home loan packages in Malaysia

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There are numerous home loan packages offered by financial institutions, with each of them tailored to the needs of today’s home buyers. Hav... Read more »

Tips on buying a home in Malaysia: Loan and insurance

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Buying a home can be one of the largest and the most valuable investments you will make during your life. Thus, considerations and financial... Read more »

How to prevent/avoid credit card fraud

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Credit card fraud can cost you and credit card issuers huge losses. Credit card issuers are always vigilant against fraud and have taken ste... Read more »

Life Insurance Buying Guide

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Make sure you buy life insurance from a legitimate agent of a licensed insurance company. Buying life insurance is an important matter as it... Read more »