Malaysia Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Audits Bloggers

Malaysia Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Audits Bloggers 1
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My, oh, my. Imagine answering the door with 2 men wearing round shaped glasses, suited up, carrying briefcases, waltzing into your home. Or, a bright table lamp shone upon you while you only hear questions, within a dark room.

Okay, maybe the IRB don’t do those things. But they sure will fish your file out, if they found you under declaring a large revenue. How large? Well, safe to say, an average monthly salary.

If you read TheStar today, RedMummy was informed by the Malaysia Inland Revenue Board (IRB) about this.

And quoting the article, here’s another type of online income which is taxable.

An IRB spokesman said online businesses including via Facebook were bound by the Income Tax Act 1967 and their income were taxable just like fixed income.

Meaning, blogshop owners or the ones who sell goods via Facebook picture tagging spam, also are bounded by the same law.

But if I were to play the devil’s advocate, you may be lucky to be not picked out, if you’re very low profile.

How Effective Post Titles Affect Your Blog?

Currently, I’m doing research for a project and I’ve been asking for websites which accentuate colors. And an online friend; hinching, recommended me Devlounge on Twitter.

@dannyfoo try and have a look at their Friday focus posts. I think there was a colour theme a while back. 🙂

Well, it was a great recommendation and I found some ideal stuff to include into my mood board from their Friday Focus archives.

While I was browsing, I noticed their post titles changed from having a date with context to only the date of the issue. What’s the difference? Have a look a for yourself.


If you were browsing the archives of a blog and the post titles didn’t summarize the post content, imagine what you’d have to do. Well, next thing I knew, I had to scan the truncated post excerpts and seriously, that’s time consuming.

So having an effective post title does not only affect SEO. It fundamentally also affects your users who are looking for something. 🙂