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Payroll Malaysia

Payroll Malaysia

Malaysian payroll has some key aspects to consider:

  • Pay frequency: Monthly is most common, but bi-weekly or weekly can occur depending on the industry or company.

  • Taxes: Employers handle monthly income tax (PCB/MTD) for employees. Tax rates are progressive for residents and may be flat for expats for a limited time.

  • Statutory contributions: These are mandatory deductions from salary. The main ones are:

  • Employees Provident Fund (EPF) - savings for retirement. Contribution rates vary based on salary.

  • Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) - provides social security benefits.

  • Employment Insurance System (EIS) - for unemployment benefits.

  • Other deductions: These may include employee benefits or loan repayments.

  • Payment deadlines: Employees’ bank accounts must be credited by the 7th of each month. There are also deadlines for remitting contributions to relevant authorities.

For employers, managing payroll can be complex. Many companies use payroll software to streamline the process.

How Bestar can Help

Here's how Bestar in Malaysia can help:

Compliance and Accuracy:

  • Malaysian Payroll Regulations: Payroll in Malaysia adheres to specific regulations regarding taxes, deductions, and deadlines. Bestar ensures calculations and filings comply with Employee Provident Fund (EPF), Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), Employment Insurance System (EIS), and income tax (PCB/MTD). Bestar offers features that automate these calculations and filings, minimizing errors and penalties for non-compliance.

Efficiency and Time-Saving:

  • Automated Tasks: Manual payroll processing can be tedious and time-consuming. Bestar automates repetitive tasks like calculating salaries and deductions, generating payslips, and managing employee bank transfers. This frees up HR and accounting teams to focus on other strategic tasks.

  • Streamlining processes: Bestar's software streamlines these processes. Bestar offers payroll software that automates tasks like:

    • Calculating salaries based on Malaysian pay structures and tax rules.

    • Withholding mandatory deductions like EPF, SOCSO, and EIS contributions.

    • Handling optional deductions for employee benefits or loans.

Cost Savings:

  • Reduced Errors: Payroll errors can be costly, leading to penalties and employee dissatisfaction. Automation minimizes such errors. Additionally, Bestar offers economies of scale, bringing down costs compared to in-house solutions, especially for smaller businesses.

  • Reducing costs: Automating payroll saves time and reduces the risk of errors, leading to cost savings for businesses. Bestar also offers competitive pricing compared to manual payroll processing or other software options.

Improved Accessibility and Self-Service:

  • Employee Self-Service Portals: Bestar offers employee self-service portals. This allows employees to access payslips, update personal information, and request leave electronically. This can improve transparency and reduce administrative burdens for HR. Bestar's payroll software offers such a feature.

Expert Support:

  • Navigating Regulations: Payroll regulations can be complex and change frequently. Bestar stays updated on these changes and can advise businesses on proper procedures. Bestar provides customer support to answer questions and address any payroll-related concerns.

  • Providing expert support: Bestar offers customer support to help Malaysian businesses navigate payroll complexities. This can include guidance on recent regulation changes or troubleshooting technical issues.

Overall, Bestar can simplify payroll for Malaysian companies by automating calculations, ensuring compliance, and potentially reducing costs.

Check our website for information on features and services related to Malaysian payroll. Contact Bestar and inquire about our specific offerings for Malaysian payroll management.


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