Accurate Salary Calculator and PCB Calculator Functions for Malaysia payroll

Salary Calculator functions
Actpay’s simplified salary calculator functions makes monthly payroll calculations fast and easy.

Finish your monthly payroll in minutes with 3 simple steps

Actpay will automatically generate the final salary and all government Statutory deductions including EPF, SOCSO, PCB, EIS and HRDF. An added benefit is producing the Annual EA Form and E Form at the end of the year. Actpay is a complete payroll management system for Malaysian companies.

Actpay’s PCB Income Tax calculator (Kalculator PCB) results are approved by LHDN Malaysia. Actpay’s PCB Calculator has been error free since 2018. 100% accurate results right down to the last decimal point. We have even included a feature that allows you to verify all your PCB calculations using the online income tax PCB calculator 2021 from LHDN (Kalkulator PCB
Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia) from within the program.

Actpay is written for Malaysian small businesses. Actpay’s salary calculator functions simplifies and speeds up monthly payroll calculations, submissions and reporting processes.

Although easy to use, Actpay payroll software has a comprehensive set of features. This made in Malaysia payroll system includes all the salary calculations and reporting functions needed for Malaysian companies. Handle up to 400 payroll staff at a very affordable price compared to other desktop software like sql payroll and sage payroll. Actpay is also very economical compared to cloud payroll like kakitangan and payrollpanda that charge monthly subscription.

Malaysia Payroll Calculation Procedures

Salary Calculator Monthly procedures
Actpay’s simplified payroll calculator functions makes monthly payroll calculations fast and easy.

Complete payroll management with 3 simple steps

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Actpay all in one Monthly Entry Screen

The main reason for this simplicity is the Actpay Monthly Screen. All calculations and data can be viewed on one screen, making it easier for data entry and corrections.

Actpay Payroll System monthly calculations screen
All monthly payroll information on Single screen

Salary calculations can be completed quickly and easily without any complex procedures. No need to move from screen to screen. All your payroll calculations are available on one screen. Edit and Click. As easy as 123.

Every month the user just needs to input basic salary, allowances, overtime and click Calculate Payslip. That’s all.



Payroll Calculator functions and reports in Actpay

  1. PCB Calculator 2021 – Income Tax Calculator
  2. EPF, SOCSO and EIS Calculations.
  3. HRDF payment report.
  4. Overtime Calculations.
  5. Prorated Leave.
  6. Bank Reports.
  7. Export reports to Excel File.
  8. Payslip and management reports.
  9. Statutory reports for EPF, SOCSO, EIS and LHDN.

Government required statutory Malaysia Salary calculator functions

  1. EPF – Employees Provident Fund (KWSP – Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja)
  2. SOCSO – Social Security Organization ( PERKESO – Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial)
  3. EIS – Employment Insurance System (SIP –  Sistem Insurans Pekerjaan)
  4. MTD Income Tax Calculator- Monthly Tax Deduction (PCB – Potongan Cukai Bulanan)
  5. HRDF (Human Resources Development Fund)

The PCB calculator 2021 in Actpay is approved by LHDN Malaysia and has 100% calculation accuracy verified repeatedly over the last 5 years.

Input the Basic Salary, Allowances, Deductions and Overtime to calculate the gross salary. The gross salary and statutory deductions are then used to calculate the final Net Pay. Recurring allowances can be automated to make the process even faster.


Monthly payroll management : Simple Monthly 3 step procedure.

  1. Initialize – Set the default and recurring monthly payroll values.
  2. Edit/Add – Enter data for allowances, deductions and overtime.
  3. Click Calculate Payslip and the payroll calculation is complete.

Following is a summary of the monthly payroll procedure.

Monthly salary calculations procedure

  1. Initialize Month Values
    This is done at the beginning of each month. This procedure will update the current month values with the basic pay and any recurring allowances and deductions. This is all the data needed to begin calculations.
  2. Edit and make changes to overtime and allowances.
    Now go to the individual staff screen and Click “Edit” to make the necessary changes. This procedure is to input values that change each month like overtime and commission. If there are no changes, you do not have to add any information. The initialize month function is enough. If there are fixed monthly allowances for the staff, this information will be automatically updated in through the Initialize month procedure.
  3. Calculate current month.
    Once the necessary values have been input, Click “Calc Payslip”. The payroll calculator functions will automatically calculate Overtime, EPF, SOCSO and PCB. Just one Click for the complete payroll calculations.Once all the staff have been checked and edited, Click “Calculate Staff Pay” in the report screen. Run this once to make sure all the staff salary have been calculated just in case you left out any staff. The salary calculations are now complete. You can now run “Update Y-T-D” to lock and update YTD information for the month.

Monthly Payroll Calculation – Explanation

The monthly total wages and deductions are separated into income subject to EPF and income not subject to EPF. The EPF for employee and employer is calculated based on the gross income subject to EPF. EPF can be based on the default government values or set to custom rates where required. The EPF calculator automatically calculate the right values based on the preset EPF rates.

Similarly income subject to SOCSO, EIS and PCB are calculated based on the allowance and deduction settings. The Net pay is then calculated after all these Statutory deductions are deducted from Gross income.

PCB Income Tax Calculations for Monthly Income tax deduction is the most difficult component of payroll calculations. You can depend on Actpay’s PCB calculations. Our monthly income tax calculations have been error free for the last 4 years.   Verify our PCB calculations using the online income tax PCB calculator 2021 from LHDN from within the program.

Salary calculator Monthly screen

Using the Actpay salary calculator is as simple as entering the income and deduction values and clicking Calculate. All calculations are automatic. No need to refer to tables or the internet for the right values. Correct calculations every time.

Overtime Calculation Functions

Overtime calculations The overtime calculator is used to calculate income based on the overtime rates for work done after normal working hours, rest days and public holidays. The legal overtime rates are 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0, for normal days, rest days and public holidays respectively. These rates apply to all staff that fall within the definition of the Malaysian Employment Act.

These rates are legally binding all staff with basic salary of up to RM2,000 and also for certain specific categories of staff. For staff with a higher salary, the hourly rates are contractual. For contractual hourly rates, the 1.0 rates can be used.

Watch the following video to see an example of a monthly payroll run. This example simulates the typical monthly payroll procedure with 20 sample staff.

Other Salary Calculations

There are some other less used payroll calculations like unpaid leave, bonus and leave. These calculations are not done often, but are still a vital component of monthly payroll processing. These calculations are also completely automated for error free payroll management. This easy to use salary calculator makes monthly payroll processing easy and accurate, saving time and a stress free operation.




Monthly Payroll Reports and Procedures

The calculations are only one part of the whole monthly salary process. The other part is the reporting functions.

payroll reports

Reports can be divided into 7 categories.

  1. General reports to get total monthly cost for the company.
  2. Paylips
  3. Statutory government reports.
  4. File exports to be uploaded to pay statutory government deductions.
  5. Annual EA and E form related report.
  6. General reports to get greater details on staff salaries.
  7. Bank reports to upload salary and government payments through the bank.

All these reports are available at a click of a button, saving countless hours of work. Also, all these reports can be exported as Excel and PDF files for further processing.

1 General Monthly Payroll Reports

The following is a sample of the Detailed Monthly report on Employee Salary. This report provides the detailed information on each individual staff as well as the company totals.

Detailed monthly report.

2. Payslip

Detailed monthly payslip.

Monthly payslip

3. Statutory government reports.

Printed reports for EPF, SOCSO, PCB and EIS.

Sample EPF report

4. File exports to be uploaded to pay statutory government deductions.

Actpay generates the required text files for upload to EPF, SOCSO, PCB and EIS.

5.Annual EA and E form related report.

Print the end of year EA form and E-Form (CP.8D)

Sample EA Form

6. General payroll reports to get greater details on staff salaries.

Miscellaneous reports useful for general payroll operations.

7. Bank reports to upload salary and government payments through the bank.

Actpay can generate various bank reports for upload to the banks. These reports can be will directly deduct and pay staff through the banks. The reports available vary from bank to bank.

More sample reports can be found here :

Salary Calculator Function Summary

In summary it can be seen that using the Actpay for monthly salary calculations will save the company a considerable amount of time and energy for this difficult monthly process. Plus there is the added bonus of knowing that the payroll calculations are 100% correct.

Allowances and Deduction Setup

Monthly Allowances

Actpay can handle up to 15 custom allowances. Each of these allowances can be customised to handle specific Statutory deductions. The allowances can be programmed to calculate or ignore EPF, SOCSO, PCB and EIS individually. Although 90% of allowances are subject to EPF, SOCSO and PCB, there are quite a number of allowances that do not attract all or some of these Statutory deductions. In Actpay these allowances can be set independently to achieve the required results.

Allowance settings Setup

Benefit in Kind

The income tax calculator function that generates the PCB values requires the details of income paid in the payslip as well as income and benefits not paid together with the payslip. These external items fall into the category of Benefit in Kind. Examples of Benefit in Kind include company car, driver and house rent. This income in kind will be added to the basic salary and allowances to get the total income subject to PCB calculations.

Benefit in kind settings

Monthly Deductions

As a payroll calculator, Actpay also allows the option to have 10 custom deductions and 2 fixed deductions. The 2 fixed deductions are loan repayment and Cp38. The other special deduction is Zakat that directly affects PCB calculations.

Deduction settings setup