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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.
Date: 08 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government preparing Tax Incentives for Green Property Developer

PETALING JAYA, Jun 27 (Bernama) - In a bid to promote the usage of green building materials in the country, the government is in the midst of dishing out goodies - tax incentives - to developers of green building, according to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Although the goodies may not be announced in the upcoming 2020 Budget, i ...
Date: 27 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government do not intend to impose Inheritance Tax in Budget 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 25 (Bernama) - The government has no intention of imposing new taxes in the upcoming 2020 Budget especially in regards to the inheritance tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said there are a lot of rumours alleging that Pakatan Harapan government intended to introduce inheritance tax. Speculation about the introd ...
Date: 25 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Double Tax Deduction for Training Courses at NIOSH

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - Companies which send their employees to join several training courses at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are entitled to double tax deduction for the year of assessment 2019 to 2023, said NIOSH chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said the deduction could be implemented after NIOSH ...
Date: 22 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Allocating income from Tourism Tax to the States will continue - Lim

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jun 15 (Bernama) - Allocating income from tourism tax to the states will be continued where 50 per cent of the income would be given back to the states as promised by the government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the allocation for the tourism tax in 2019 was expected to be given to every state in the first quarte ...
Date: 15 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Income Tax imposed According to procedures, record - IRB

JITRA, Apr 27 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) imposes income tax on each individual according to procedures and information available to the agency, said IRB’s deputy chief executive officer (Compliance), Datuk Abdul Manap Dim. He said that if taxpayers were dissatisfied with the tax imposed, they had room to protest and seek ...
Date: 27 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government not in a Hurry to implement Departure Levy - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The government is not in a hurry to implement the departure levy as it needs a few more months to come out with the formula, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government willing to consider Proposal on Tax Exemption for Couple on IVF Treatment

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The government is prepared to consider providing tax exemption for married couples on in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sugar Tax will not involve Drinks Served at Eateries - Dr Dzulkefly

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The excise tax of 40 sen per litre on sweetened beverages scheduled for implementation from July 1 will not involve the drinks prepared and served at eateries, including Mamak restaurants and food kiosks, Health Minister Datuk Seri Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Six per cent Tax proposed for Foreign Digital Service Providers

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The government is planning to impose a digital service tax of six per cent on foreign digital service providers from Jan 1, 2020, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Azmin to meet Sarawak State Government on Petroleum Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Apr (Bernama) - Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will meet with the Sarawak state government at the end of the month for a discussion on how the state’s proposed five per cent tax on petroleum products can be implemented with affecting the federal government’s revenue.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Five Amendment Bills to improve Tax Collection and Enforcement tabled for First Reading

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today tabled five amendment Bills, namely the Service Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019, Customs (Amendment) Bill 2019, Excise (Amendment) Bill 2019, Sales Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019, and the Free Zones (Amendment) Bill 2019 for first reading in Dewan Rakyat today. The Service Tax Bill will ...
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No More New Tax for this year, but Reforms - PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - There will be no new tax for this year, except for sugar tax which was announced during the 2019 Budget, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Income Tax still Competitive

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11(Bernama) - The income tax in this country is still competitive compared to other nations.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Stamp Act Announcement up to Federal Government - Abang Johari

KUCHING, Mar 9 (Bernama) - Sarawak Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, will leave it to the Federal Government to announce a matter pertaining to stamp duty revenue which was raised by the state and Sabah in relation to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
Date: 09 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No Auditing, Investigation if Taxpayer declares Property under SVDP - IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 8 (Bernama) - No auditing or investigation will be carried out in future if the taxpayer declares his or her property under the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP).
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Income from Singapore is not Taxable - IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 10 (Bernama) - Income received from employment exercised in Singapore is not liable to tax in Malaysia, says the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB).
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tax Exemption on Vehicle Change of Ownership in Langkawi, Labuan - Customs

PUTRAJAYA, March 7 (Bernama) - Vehicles registered in the Duty Free Islands (DFIs) of Langkawi and Labuan are exempted from tax on change of ownership, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam.
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cigarette Box Stamp Duty Sticker to be upgraded

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The cigarette box stamp duty stickers will be upgraded with new security features to avoid counterfeiting, said Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC) Department director-general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Customs to cancel Licence of Shipping Agents making False Declarations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC) today warned that it would immediately revoke the licence of any import and export shipping agents who are found making false declarations.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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