On February 9th, Malaysia’s Inland Revenue Board, the country’s tax authority responsible for introducing the electronic invoicing system, which is due to become mandatory in July this year, published a long-awaited Software Development Kit. This tool is designed to be a guide reference allowing the development of software solutions integrating businesses with the Board’s system.
The kit offers a thorough description of several issues. Most importantly, it features a complete guide to setting up connections with APIs, allowing automatization of connectivity with the system and authorities. Additionally, the SDK includes, among others, a list of standard error codes, document type explanations, and checking logic together with a Frequently Asked Questions section.
Thanks to SDK’s publishing, a final obstacle barring software providers from developing products serving future e-invoicing mandates has been removed.
The current start dates for obligatory use of e-Invoicing are set as follows:
- August 1st, 2024, for taxpayers with turnover of > 100 million MYR per annum
- January 1st, 2025, for taxpayers with turnover of > 25 million MYR per annum
- July 1st, 2025, for all other taxpayers