If you make RM 500,000 a year living in Malaysia, you will be taxed RM 163,982. That means that your net pay will be RM 336,018 per year, or RM 28,002 per month. Your average tax rate is 32.8% and your marginal tax rate is 36.0%. This marginal tax rate means that your immediate additional income will be taxed at this rate. For instance, an increase of RM 100 in your salary will be taxed RM 36, hence, your net pay will only increase by RM 64.
A RM 1,000 bonus will generate an extra RM 640 of net incomes. A RM 5,000 bonus will generate an extra RM 3,200 of net incomes.
NOTE* Deductions are calculated based on the tables of Malaysia, income tax. For simplification purposes some variables (such as marital status and others) have been assumed. This document does not represent legal authority and shall be used for approximation purposes only.