EPF further extends deadline for employers' April 2020 contribution

KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is further extending the deadline for employers in Malaysia to remit their mandatory contribution for the salary month of March 2020 (April contributions) to April 30 from the previously announced April 24, following requests from employers for more time to do so.

Today, EPF chief executive officer Tunku Alizakri Alias said in a statement: “Normally, employers must remit their contributions by the 15th of every month, and we had announced yesterday that for April, we would extend this to the 24th instead. However, having received so many enquiries and requests from employers following yesterday’s news release, the EPF board has unanimously agreed to a further extension until the end of the month.”

According to the EPF’s statement today, contribution payments can be made on i-Akaun (Employer) on the EPF’s website, via internet banking or by visiting the counters of appointed banks.

The EPF’s statement today followed its announcement yesterday that the pension fund had extended the deadline for employers to remit their contribution for the salary month of March 2020 from tomorrow (April 15) to April 24, 2020, in light of Malaysia’s ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO).

Malaysia’s MCO, which was initially scheduled between March 18 and 31, requires non-essential businesses to stop operations, while the public has been ordered to stay at home to curb the Covid-19 outbreak.

On March 25, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the government decided to extend the MCO until today (April 14), because updates from the National Security Council and Health Ministry indicated an increase in Covid-19 cases.

On Friday (April 10), Muhyiddin said the government is extending the MCO until April 28.

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