KUALA LUMPUR: More than 1.6 million Malaysians filed their taxes online and the number is expected to jump when the deadline for e-filing ends on May 15.
Inland Revenue Board's corporate communications director Norazirah Mohd Said said they expected the number to jump to 2.5 million as the deadline was now extended.
"People like to wait until the very last day to file their tax as they feel it is a chore. Although the e-filing has helped to simplify the process, the public's attitude has not changed."
The electronic filing system, or e-filing, attracted over 2.3 million taxpayers last year.
It is designed to cut the long and tiring queue at the IRB offices.