Cuepacs hails tax relief for electronic items
PETALING JAYA: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) welcomed the inclusion of electronic items in the list of lifestyle items eligible for tax relief.
Its president Datuk Azih Muda said the relief, which extents to smartphones, tablets, internet subscriptions and gymnasium fees, stands to benefit the civil servants in their duties. “It will will increase their productivity, including their health,” he told theSun yesterday.
“Initially, we were unhappy because our appeal to have a twomonth bonus was not included. However, there have been improvements as on July 1, civil servants were given a one-off salary increment which will come into effect next year. This is something new because we would usually receive an annual salary increase only.”
The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) applauded the move to increase accessibility to higher loans for the Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia (PR1MA), where first-time homebuyers can borrow up to RM295,000.