The Role of LHDN / IRBM in Malaysia's E-Invoicing Process

Get a quick overview of how LHDN/IRBM are revolutionizing Malaysia's e-invoicing system for better tax management.

Ajith Kumar M
March 11, 2024
5 min

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Malaysia's journey towards a digital tax system is gaining momentum with the introduction of electronic invoicing (e-invoicing). As we turn this new chapter, the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) / Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) are at the forefront, guiding businesses through this transformation. This blog post explores the pivotal role this authority plays in the e-invoicing process, highlighting it's efforts to make tax compliance easier and more efficient for everyone involved.

LHDN / IRBM: The Architect of Tax Policy

LHDN/ IRBM is the backbone of Malaysia's tax framework, crafting policies and guidelines that pave the way for e-invoicing. Its role is not just limited to policy-making; LHDN also ensures that businesses are well-informed about e-invoicing through educational programs and outreach initiatives. These efforts are crucial in helping businesses understand the new system and embrace the digital shift.

LHDN / IRBM: The Enforcer and Facilitator

IRBM /LHDN implements and enforces e-invoicing regulations. It has developed the MyInvois system, a centralized hub for managing e-invoices. Key responsibilities of the IRBM include:

  1. Guideline Issuance: The IRBM provides clear instructions on how to integrate e-invoicing into business operations, ensuring everyone is on the same page.
  2. MyInvois System Management: The IRBM ensures the MyInvois system is user-friendly and secure, making the submission and validation of e-invoices a breeze.
  3. Data Security: With sensitive information being exchanged, the IRBM prioritizes data security, ensuring that the MyInvois system is fortified against potential threats.
  4. Compliance Monitoring: The IRBM keeps a watchful eye on compliance, ensuring that businesses adhere to the e-invoicing regulations.
  5. Support for Stakeholders: The IRBM provides resources and support to taxpayers and software providers to facilitate a smooth transition to e-invoicing.

LHDN / IRBM is the cornerstone of Malaysia's e-invoicing initiative. While LHDN/IRBM sets the foundation with its policies and also brings these policies to life, ensuring that businesses can seamlessly adopt e-invoicing. This is instrumental in creating a tax system that is not only efficient but also future-ready.


The transition to e-invoicing marks a significant milestone in Malaysia's economic development. With the guidance of LHDN / IRBM, we're not just simplifying tax compliance; we're building a stronger, more connected business community. This is a chance for us to come together, leverage the power of technology, and create a more robust and efficient marketplace. As we embark on this journey, let's remember that our collective efforts will shape the future of our nation's prosperity.

Now that you're equipped with the knowledge of Malaysia's e-invoicing process, it's time to take action. Here's how you can get started:

  • Register for the MyInvois System: If you haven't already, register your business on the MyInvois platform to start issuing and receiving e-invoices.
  • Attend a Webinar: Keep an eye out for webinars on e-invoicing hosted by LHDN / IRBM. These sessions can provide valuable insights and answer any questions you may have.

If you need further assistance or have specific queries, don't hesitate to contact LHDN / IRBM. They are there to help you navigate this transition smoothly.

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