The e-Invoice Model in Malaysia: Benefits, Requirements, and How to Get Started

Learn about Malaysia's e-Invoice model, a straightforward approach for businesses to streamline transactions, ensure compliance, and step into digital innovation.

Ajith Kumar M
March 11, 2024
3 min

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Malaysia is making a bold move in the business world by rolling out the e-invoice model. Led by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM), this digital leap is set to revolutionize the way businesses handle invoicing, offering a blend of efficiency, compliance, and modernization.

Benefits of Adopting e-Invoice in Malaysia

  1. Efficiency: Automation reduces manual efforts and human errors, streamlining the invoicing process.
  2. Tax Compliance: Seamless integration with tax systems facilitates accurate and efficient tax reporting.
  3. Cost Savings: For large businesses, e-invoicing reduces operational costs through automated processes and improved invoice management.
  4. Digital Transformation: Helps SMEs transition to digital processes, aligning with industry standards.

Requirements for Implementing e-Invoice

  1. Registration: Businesses must register with the MyInvois system through the MyTax Portal to obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
  2. Data Fields: Invoices must include mandatory fields such as supplier and buyer details, invoice type, and tax information, as outlined in the e-invoice guideline.
  3. Format: Invoices should adhere to the Universal Business Language (UBL) version 2.1, using XML or JSON formats for data structure.

Getting Started with e-Invoice in Malaysia

  1. Assess Readiness: Evaluate your current invoicing process and IT capabilities to support the e-Invoice system.
  2. Register with MyInvois: Obtain your TIN and access the MyInvois Portal through the MyTax Portal.
  3. Configure Your System: Ensure your invoicing software can generate invoices in the required format and includes all necessary data fields.
  4. Start Issuing e-Invoices: Begin creating and submitting e-Invoices through the MyInvois Portal or via API integration for high-volume transactions.


Embracing e-invoicing in Malaysia offers businesses a path towards enhanced efficiency, improved tax compliance, and digital transformation. By understanding the requirements and following the steps to get started, companies can seamlessly integrate e-invoicing into their operations, paving the way for a more streamlined and modernized financial landscape.

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