Is electronic receipts for tax valid?

We would say keeping receipts is still the best way to assess your business annual spending accurately. The key to success lies in commitment to a system that makes it more like a daily habit than a chore.

The deadline to file taxes slowly approaching, you start checking your home on a mad hunt to cull all those receipts from business trips, work lunches and any other necessary expenditure that might help you improve your chances of reduce your chargeable income. The best solution from e-BizBook community = Snap every single business receipts paid with cash via mobile phone, then print it or sort it with your tax accountant once a year. receiptThere is whole lot of app in smart phone that help snap receipts, choose what that suit your needs.

So, whether scanned, photographed or otherwise electronic receipts are legal and accepted by the for tax purposes?

The short answer is YES, electronic receipts are legal and accepted by the LHDN for tax and audit purposes as long as they can be accessed reliably, in case of an audit, they must be printed out clearly. 

A short list of acceptable electronic documents are scanned or photographed images of original receipts, credit card receipts, and credit card statements that show the amount, date of payment, and the vendor or merchant.

The article dealing directly with the legality of electronic receipts for tax purposes is tax audit frame work at paragraph 7.4.6.


Please note that we are not giving tax advice to your business, so check with your appointed tax agent or attorney or LHDN officer in charge of your file.



Bryan woo

Byran Woo write about income tax and goods & services tax. Paying tax is painful and hard but while reading and learning from it you wouldn't be.

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