English Translation :
Assume monthly basic salary is RM4000.
- If your monthly EPF contribution is 11% ( RM440 ), taxable income = RM3560, income tax payable = RM77.
- If your monthly EPF contribution is 8% ( RM320 ), taxable income = RM3680, income tax payable = RM109.
Conclusion : If you choose to contribute 8%, you will end up paying more income tax to the government, which will make the government richer. Finance Minister Najib said this measure is meant to boost up the slow-down market, but from this example wee see that the money does not go into the market. Instead the money goes direct into the government's pocket through the greater amount of income tax that we will have to pay.
IS THIS TRUE? SOMEONE, PLEASE COMMENT.... IF THIS IS THE CASE, THEN YOU ARE ONE OF THE VICTIM.... AS NOW IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED AS 8% CONTRIBUTION UNLESS YOU INFORM EPF THAT YOU WANT IT TO BE 11%.