No HRDF levy for SMEs in Penang, Kedah and Perlis for six months 【里察烈:槟受水灾影响中小企. 明年免缴1%人头税半年】
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2017 Nov 28, Tuesday

Flood affected SMEs in northern region get HRDF levy exemption

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) affected by floods in the north of the country have been given an exemption of the levy to the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF).

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Anak Jaem told reporters here today that the exemption would be from Jan 1 – June 30, 2018.

He was speaking at a press conference after officiating the two-day HRDF Conference and Exhibition 2017 from today.

“We have decided to give the affected SMEs in Penang, Kedah and Perlis the levy exemption to reduce their burden. Only those SMEs registered with the HRDF will be exempted,” he said.

According to the HRDF, there are about 2,500 SMEs just in Penang.

The HRDF levy is a mandatory payment imposed by the government on specific groups of employers for the purpose of employees training and skills upgrading.

Under the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Bhd Act, certain categories of employers are liable to pay a Human Resource Development levy for each working employee at the rate of 1.0% of the monthly wage.

Meanwhile, Richard launched the HRDF Mobile App during the conference. It offers the latest updates on HRDF news, events and circulars for subscribers.

“The second phase of the app will offer greater value to subscribers as it allows employers and training providers to submit their registration and claims directly from mobile devices,” he said.

The HRDF was established in 1993 under the purview of the Human Resources Ministry.–Bernama

Source: The Malaysian Times


里察烈:槟受水灾影响中小企. 明年免缴1%人头税半年

吉隆坡28日讯: 人力资源部长拿督斯里里察烈指出,槟城近期发生水灾,受到影响的中小型企业,可从明年1月1日至6月30日期间,豁免向人力资源发展基金(HRDF)缴付1%的人头税

他今日出席“2017年人力资源发展基金峰会与展览”推介礼后,在新闻发布会上做出宣布。

他指出,该部已经决定,那些向人力资源发展基金缴付1%人头税的公司,若受到水灾的波及,在2018年1月1日至6月30日期间,无需缴付1%的人头税。

“通过这项宣布,我们希望这些公司可以恢复业务,以及减轻水灾期间所面临的损失。”

他也说,这项特别豁免不只提供给人力资源发展基金注册下位于槟城的企业,也包括受水灾影响的其他州属的企业。

目前国内共有2万1000家企业向人力资源发展基金注册,槟城则有2500家企业向此基金注册。

另外,里察烈指出,较早前2001年人力资源发展有限公司法令延伸涵盖层面,是为了确保可以为工业4.0做足准备。

人资发展基金推介App

2017年人力资源发展基金峰会与展览的主题为“大数据与分析应用:对人力资本的影响”,现场也推介人力资源发展基金手机应用程式(HRDF Mobile App),让雇主可以获取该基金的最新消息,活动,轻易掌握相关资讯。

这个应用程式在接下来第二阶段,将会提供更大的价值,如允许雇主及培训机构直接从移动工具提交注册及进行索赔。

今年的峰会由人力资源发展基金和东盟数据分析交换平台(ADAX)合作举办,于本月28至29日在吉隆坡城中城会展中心举办,吸引来自马来西亚及海外23个领域的专家参与,也吸引了超过2000名公司首席执行员,人力资源专业人员及学生出席。

出席嘉宾有人力资源发展基金(HRDF)首席执行员拿督威尼斯瓦兰,人力资源部秘书长莫哈末卡查里,副秘书长(执行)莫哈末伊利阿斯及副秘书长(政策与国际)阿米尔等。

新闻来源:星洲日报


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