Week 24 2023 | Release notes

Welcome to this week's release notes June 12 - 18 2023. Over the last week we have released an update to our Swag,  app and some exciting payroll integrations.


HR platform
HR Core Platform eBenefits and FinTech Talent Acquisition

Ability to archive deprecated feature flags in SAP
Release Schedule: 12th June 2023

Feature flags can now be archived via the SAP UI, reducing confusion around which flags are in use or not and removing unused flags from the UI. New flags cannot be created with the same name as an archived flag. Teams should also ensure that unused flags are removed from the codebase first before removing from SAP.

Preferred pronouns in Employee Profile
Release schedule: June 15th 2023

Users can now add their preferred pronouns in their Employee Profile via the Personal Details tab. The following options are available and not a mandatory field:

  • He/Him
  • She/Her
  • They/Them
  • Other

Alternative pronouns can be classified as Other.

Talent Management

Upload files to goals/OKRS
Release date: 12th June 2023

We have added the ability to upload files to company goals. This allows uploads and downloads when creating new goals and editing existing goals.

Hiring Essentials UX enhancements Pt.2
Release Date: 14th June 2023

Changes implemented:

  • Allow users to invite a team member directly on step 3 of the job creation wizard.
  • Allow users to set up 2FA right away without being redirected to the account settings page when prompted
Payroll platform
Tax relief changes

Update Tax rate and tax relief changes for 2023
Release date: 12th June 2023

Last week, we have received confirmation from LHDN that the proposed changes to tax rate and tax relief in Malaysia Budget 2023, tabled on 24 February, are now in force.
Tax rates for tax resident individuals for the year of assessment 2023 for the following chargeable income bands will be reduced by two percent:

  • RM35,001 to RM50,000 (-2%)
  • RM50,001 to RM70,000 (-2%)
  • RM70,001 to RM100,000 (-2%)

Tax rates for tax resident individuals for the year of assessment 2023 for the following chargeable income bands will be increased by between 0.5 to two percents:

  • RM100,001 to RM250,000 (1%)
  • RM250,001 to RM400,000 (0.5%)
  • RM400,001 to RM600,000 (1%)
  • RM600,001 to RM1,000,000 (2%)

Tax relief
Medical treatment expenses limit is increased from RM8000 to RM10,000. The scope of relief is expanded to include intervention expenditure for Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome and Specific Learning Disabilities, limited to RM4,000.
The existing relief of RM3,000 on life insurance premiums is expanded to cover voluntary EPF contributions.
Tax relief for child care fees is extended until the year of assessment 2024.
Tax relief on net deposit into the slim simpanan pendidikan is extended until the year of assessment 2024.

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