Tablet purchase entitled for LHDN Income Tax relief?

Posted:  April 17, 2012   By:    11 comments   

It is tax filling month and most people would like to save as much as possible through tax relief incentives. One of such tax relief is for computer purchases made every 3 years which entitles you a relief up to RM3,000.

In this day and age, tablets such as iPads, Galaxy Tabs, Transformer, Xoom & Playbook have been gaining popularity. So are these new devices entitled for such tax relief?

According to someone who have asked, LHDN has replied:

if the tablet computer only have computer features and is for home and family use only, then it will be treated as “computer” and is entitled to the personal income tax relief of up to RM3,000, claimable once in 3 years.

So this means, tablets including iPad are included in the tax relief as long as it is for personal and not for business use. However there’s another condition, it must not have any mobile phone features. If the tablet allows normal mobile calls and sends text messages, you’re not allowed entitled for this relief. Sorry Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note users.

So currently the safest option is if you purchased an iPad, Playbook and WiFi only Android Tablet. To be extra sure, it is best to double check with the folks at LHDN. Who knows they might expand the definition again.

Anyone has experience on tablet tax relief or have additional income tax tips to share? Drop them at the comments below.

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11 Comments for Tablet purchase entitled for LHDN Income Tax relief?


LHDN should make it every year instead of 3 years.


    And should be 5k instead just 3k


If I sign contract?it is cheap,can I relief for while contract sum?


    You have to show receipt to LHDN if they audit. If you got it cheap, you only can claim the cheap price. Don't forget you can claim max RM500 broadband for tax also.


      is yes4G considered inside broadband tax? or no?


there is still samsung galaxy tab 8.9, tab 10.1, motorola 10.1 tablet, asus transformer tablet to be included in the tax relief. but u need to check with LHDN people for confirmation.


Since table is pretty cheap now, LHDN also must take considering allowing to claim for relief for more than 1 tablet, as long as it is below 3K

tax relief

understanding all the ins and outs of tax relief really should be left for a professional. you don't want to get audited just for a little more write off do you?


I just bought ipad and tab 7.0 in total of 4442 in
Single receipt, so cant claim 7.0 ? Too bad..aww

    Ke Li Christopher

    thats why i considering… ==


how bout the new ipad with 4g? so basically, just bring the receipt to LHDN?