Malaysia Personal Income Tax Relief 2021

Malaysian personal tax relief 2021. Below is the list of tax relief items for resident individual for the assessment year 2020. The relief amount you file will be deducted from your income thus reducing your taxable income. Make sure you keep all the receipts for the payments.

LHDN income tax relief Malaysia assessment year 2020

Tax Relief For Resident Individual for Assessment Year 2020

No. Individual Relief Types Amount (RM)
1 Individual and dependent relatives 9,000
2 Medical treatment, special needs and carer expenses for parents (Medical condition certified by medical practitioner)
Restricted to 1,500 for only one mother
Restricted to 1,500 for only one father
5,000 (Restricted)
3000 (Restricted)
3 Basic supporting equipment for disabled self, spouse, child or parent 6,000 (Restricted)
4 Disabled individual 6,000
5 Education fees (Self)
Other than a degree at masters or doctorate level - Course of study in law, accounting, islamic financing, technical, vocational, industrial, scientific or technology
Degree at masters or doctorate level - Any course of study
7,000 (Restricted)
6 Medical expenses for serious diseases for self, spouse or child 6,000 (Restricted)
7 Medical expenses for fertility treatment for self or spouse
8 Complete medical examination for self, spouse, child (Restricted to 500)
9 Lifestyle – Expenses for the use / benefit of self, spouse or child in respect of:
  • purchase of books / journals / magazines / printed newspapers / other similar publications (Not banned reading materials)
  • purchase of personal computer, smartphone or tablet (Not for business use)
  • purchase of sports equipment for sports activity defined under the Sports Development Act 1997 and payment of gym membership
  • payment of monthly bill for internet subscription (Under own name)>
2,500 (Restricted)
10 Lifestyle – Purchase of personal computer, smartphone or tablet for self, spouse or child and not for business use
(Additional deduction for purchase made within the period of 1st June 2020 to 31st December 2020)
2,500 (Restricted)
11 Purchase of breastfeeding equipment for own use for a child aged 2 years and below (Deduction allowed once in every 2 years of assessment) 1,000 (Restricted)
12 Child care fees to a registered child care centre / kindergarten for a child aged 6 years and below 3,000 (Restricted)
13 Net deposit in Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional (Total deposit in 2020 MINUS total withdrawal in 2020) 8,000 (Restricted)
14 Husband / wife / payment of alimony to former wife 4,000 (Restricted)
15 Disabled husband / wife 3,500
16 Each unmarried child and under the age of 18 years old 2,000
17 Each unmarried child of 18 years and above who is receiving full-time education ("A-Level", certificate, matriculation or preparatory courses). 2,000
18 Each unmarried child of 18 years and above that:
  • receiving further education in Malaysia in respect of an award of diploma or higher (excluding matriculation/ preparatory courses).
  • receiving further education outside Malaysia in respect of an award of degree or its equivalent (including Master or Doctorate).
  • the instruction and educational establishment shall be approved by the relevant government authority.
19 Disabled child 6,000
Additional exemption of RM8,000 disable child age 18 years old and above, not married and pursuing diplomas or above qualification in Malaysia @ bachelor degree or above outside Malaysia in program and in Higher Education Institute that is accredited by related Government authorities 8,000
20 Life insurance and EPF INCLUDING not through salary deduction
  • Pensionable public servant category
    - Life insurance premium
  • OTHER than pensionable public servant category
    - Life insurance premium (Restricted to RM3,000)
    - Contribution to EPF / approved scheme (Restricted to RM4,000)
7,000 (Restricted)

Deferred Annuity and Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) - with effect from year assessment 2012 until year assessment 2021 3,000 (Restricted)
22 Education and medical insurance (INCLUDING not through salary deduction) 3,000 (Restricted)
23 Contribution to the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) 250 (Restricted)
24 Payment for accommodation at premises registered with the Commissioner of Tourism and entrance fee to a tourist attraction
(Accomodation expenses at premises registered with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia and entrance fees to tourists attractions incurred on or after 1st March 2020)
Registered accomodation premises can be check thru link of :
1,000 (Restricted)

Source: Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia / Lembaga Hasil dalam Negeri Malaysia