A Personal Finance Blog for Malaysian: Save on Income Tax (up to RM676) when you buy a touch screen computer from Dell

Friday, November 12, 2010

Save on Income Tax (up to RM676) when you buy a touch screen computer from Dell

I clicked into an online advertisement that catch my eyes - Touch Screen Computer from Dell for RM2,599 only. Click here to access to Dell Online Store.


Since the income tax relief for purchase of computer is RM3,000 (available once every three years), a tax payer can potentially save up to RM676 (RM2,599 x 26%) when he/she replace or buy additional computer now.

Dell Latitude D600 14.1-Inch Laptop - 512MB RAM, 30GB Hard Drive

If you have claimed tax relief on purchase of computer in year 2008... please wait for 2 more months (January 2011) before you tempted to buy it now. Further, price might also drop a little bit by then.

2 comments:

  1. Hi

    I'm quite new to this but would like to take advantage.

    If I were to buy a laptop in 2011 that costs RM3000, when I file my tax return in 2012 the amount that I can offset against my taxable income would be (RM3000 x my tax rate?.

    Thanks!!!!

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  2. Assume you don't have business income, you need to file Form BE by 30.4.2012.

    If your income is high, you can save UP TO 26%xRM3,000

    If your income is not so high, you may save nothing, i.e. 0% x RM3,000

    So, the new tax relief actually only benefit high income individual. Sad.

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