PERKARA 19: Setiap orang adalah berhak kepada kebebasan pendapat dan mengeluarkan fikiran; hak ini termasuklah kebebasan memegang pendapat tanpa gangguan dan menuntut, menerima dan menyebarkan maklumat dan buah fikiran melalui sebarang media dan tanpa mengira sempadan. - Universal Declaration of Human Rights (OHCHR)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

EPF 8% Means Paying More Income Tax ( For High Income Group)

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 wee 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?


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