How do I register as an employer?


As an employer - whether a company, sole proprietor, partnership, association or other - you must register with EPF, SOCSO, LHDN and in some cases HRDF. 


EPF

According to Section 41(1) of the EPF Act 1991, an employer shall register with the EPF within 7 days from the date they become liable to contribute (when the first employee is employed) at any EPF counter. SSM-registered employers can apply online

The following documents need to be submitted:

For companies

    1. Copy of SSM Form 9

    2. Copy of SSM Form 49

    3. IC of one director

    4. KWSP Form 1 (signed and stamped)

For sole traders/partnerships

  1. Copy of SSM Form D

  2. Passport/IC of sole proprietor/partner

  3. KWSP Form 1 (signed)


SOCSO

Employers are required to register with SOCSO within 30 days from the day they start employing workers. You should first register an account with PERKESO Assist Portal. You can then register with SOCSO by completing these forms in the portal and uploading supporting documents: 


  1. Employer's Registration Form (Form 1)

  2. Employee's Registration Form (Form 2)

  3. Other Supporting Document according to your Company Type


LHDN

e-Daftar is an online application available for new taxpayers to register their tax files and receive their tax reference number. They can also register as employers via e-Daftar and obtain their E number. To do so, please fill in your particulars in this online application form

For companies, please enter your application number here and upload the following documents:

  1. Copy of SSM Form 9

  2. Copy of SSM Form 49

  3. Copy of SSM Form 13 (if company has changed name)

For sole traders/partnerships, please upload the following documents here:

  1. Copy of latest audited accounts (if available)

  2. Copy of ID/Passport of applicants/partners 

  3. Copy of SSM Form D/Business License

  4. Copy of SSM Form A/letter from bar council/Form 12/Form K/Form Q/MIA letter and appointment as tax agent

Alternatively, the forms can be submitted via LHDN’s Customer Feedback System. After 3 working days, you can check for your employer number here.

e-Daftar applications will be cancelled if complete documents are not received within 14 days from the date of application.


HRDF

As stipulated under Regulation 4(1) of the PSMB Act 2001, employers are required to register with HRDF from the date they are liable. The following documents should be submitted via online registration or at the PSMB counter:

For companies

    1. Copy of SSM Form 9

    2. Copy of SSM Form 24

    3. Copy of SSM Form 49

    4. Company Profile/Annual Return/Financial Statements or any documents that state the activity of the company

    5. EPF statement

    6. HRDF Form 1 and Form 1a (counter registration)

For sole traders

  1. Business License

  2. EPF statement

  3. HRDF Form 1 and form 1a (counter registration)

  4. Latest Company Profile/Annual Return/Financial Statement/Any documents that state activity of the company 


For partnerships

  1. Copy of SSM Form D

  2. EPF statement

  3. HRDF Form 1 and Form 1a (counter registration)

  4. Latest Company Profile/Annual Return/Financial Statement or any documents that state the activity of the company





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