Wednesday, November 19, 2008

EPF 8% Means Paying More Income Tax

Here's how the Barisan Nasional government tricked us. They are actually taking our money away from our EPF savings. Let us look at the formula below.

Assume monthly basic salary is RM4000.
- If your monthly EPF contribution is 11% ( RM440 ), taxable income = RM3560, income tax payable = RM77.
- If your monthly EPF contribution is 8% ( RM320 ), taxable income = RM3680, income tax payable = RM109.

Conclusion : If you choose to contribute 8%, you will end up paying more income tax to the government, which will make the government richer. Finance Minister Najib said this measure is meant to boost up the slow-down market, but from this example we see that the money does not go into the market.

Instead the money goes direct into the government's pocket through the greater amount of income tax that we will have to pay. Obviously this measure does not help the market at all.

Do we still want this kind of government that doesn't have the best interest of the people in mind?

1 comment:

Arrivu said...

The above statement is only half truth. Go to my recent blog, Debunking: EPF 8% Means Paying More Income Tax!!??? for more info.