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Discontinuation of The Reduction Of Fixed Deposit Placement Based On Property Purchase And MM2H Approval By Government Pension
Kindly be informed that MM2H Centre has discontinued the reduction of Fixed Deposit placement based on property purchase worth RM1 million and above in Malaysia. Also discontinued is the MM2H...
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Participants of Malaysia My Second Home Programme are provided with various incentives to make their stay even more comfortable and enjoyable in Malaysia.

Participants are bound by the policies, systems and regulations of taxes of this country and they do not have exemption qualifications as granted to Diplomatic Missions in Malaysia.

However, tax exemption is given to pension remitted into Malaysia. Participants are required to obtain the endorsement from the Authorities in their country of origin as to the total amount of yearly pension received. A copy of this letter has to be submitted in their application.

Malaysian Tax Information

  1. Any income derived from Malaysia is subject to Malaysia income tax each Year.
  2. Income from sources outside Malaysia is exempted from tax , e.g. pension & dividend.
  3. Types of income subject to tax :
    • Business , trade or profession
    • Employment
    • Dividend , interest  or discounts
    • Rents , royalties or premiums
    • Pensions , annuities or periodical payments
    • Gains or profits not falling under any of the foregoing paragraph
    • Income of a non resident in respect of technical advice , assistance
    • or services rendered  in connection with any technical management
    • or administration of any scientific , industrial or commercial undertaking , venture , project or scheme.
  4. Tax rate : 
    • The tax rate for an individual will depend on his/her residence status. Generally , a non resident individual is taxed at a flat rated of 27% without any personal deductions. Income under (g)  above is taxed at 10% on gross income.
    • A resident individual is taxed at a scale  rate of tax from 0% - 27% on chargeable income after personal deductions.
  5. Residence status of an individual for tax purposes is determined not by nationality but by the length of stay in Malaysia. The status is determined for each calendar year. For example , the individual will be considered as a resident if he / she stay :-
      • from 01/03/2003 to 31/12/2003 = more than 182 days
      • from 01/01/2004 to 31/01/2004 = 31 days
      • therefore he is tax resident for 2003 and 2004 ; OR
    • a.  in a year amounting to 182 days or more in Malaysia; OR
    • b.  if less than 182 days in a year but that period is linked to another period of more than 182 consecutive days; e.g.
    • c.  if 90 days or more in a year and stayed 90 days or more / resident for three out of four preceding years of assessment; e.g.
      • 2000 , 2001 , 2002 – stayed 90 days or resident 2003 – stayed 90 days or more.
      • Therefore he is tax resident for year of assessment 2003 ; OR
    • d.  is stayed less than 90 days or did not stay in Malaysia at all in a year but stayed as resident for three preceding years and the following yea; e.g. 2000 , 2001 , 2002 -  residen; Therefore he is tax resident in the year 2003
  6. How to inform IRBM regarding the chargeability to tax ? If you are in receipt of income , you must notify your chargeability to tax to the nearest tax office and request for the tax return form.
    • Submit the following personal particulars :
      • a.  Full name as in passport
      • b.  Date of birth
      • c.  Passport number ( please  attach a copy )
      • d. Nationality
      • e. Sex
      • f.  Present  correspondence address
      • g.  Statement of income earned / derived from Malaysia
  7. The individual who does not carry on a business will need to submit the tax return by 30 April of the following year. The individual who carries on a business such as a sole proprietor or a partnership will need to submit the tax return form by 30 June of the following year.


For further information, kindly contact

Inland Revenue Board Malaysia
Public Relations Unit 
10th Floor, Block 9
Government Office Complex
Jalan Duta, 50592  Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-6203 1380
Fax: 603-6201 2430
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