Following the re-tabling of the Malaysian Budget 2023 on 24 February 2023, the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board and Royal Malaysian Customs Department have reintroduced the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme 2.0 and the Voluntary Disclosure Programme which apply to direct taxes and indirect taxes respectively. A similar programme was previously implemented in 2022 for indirect taxes and in 2019 for direct taxes, although there are some key differences in respect of the scope and incentives.
The ratification of two of the world’s mega-regional free trade agreements, namely the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), marks a significant milestone for Malaysia in its pursuit of bolstering foreign investments and expanding its trade horizons.
Following the passing of a suite of legislations, sales tax at the rate of 10% will be imposed on low value goods (i.e., all goods outside Malaysia which are sold at a price not exceeding RM 500 and brought into Malaysia via land, sea or air modes) (“LVG“) sold by…
On 24 February 2023, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim re-tabled the Malaysian Budget 2023 themed “Building Malaysia Madani.” The MADANI Budget is focused on addressing the current economic challenges, inspiring confidence with institutional and governance reforms and facilitating social justice by reducing inequality.
On 24 February 2023, Malaysia’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim unveiled the Malaysian Budget 2023, themed “Building Malaysia Madani.” This is the first budget introduced by the new Unity Government, and at RM388.1 billion, it is the largest expansionary budget in the country’s history. The MADANI budget is a testament to the Government’s commitment to a reform agenda that aims to drive economic recovery, boost tax revenue, promote good governance, and provide care for the people.
On 7 October 2022, Malaysia’s Minister of Finance, YB Senator Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, unveiled the Malaysian Budget 2023, themed “Keluarga Malaysia, Makmur Bersama”. This infographic sets out the key tax highlights from the Budget 2023 announcement.
Following the developments to the Labuan tax regime through the introduction of economic substance requirements in 2019, the Labuan Companies (Amendment) Act 2022 recently came into effect on 10 June 2022 to amend the Labuan Companies Act 1990. These further developments to the Labuan corporate and regulatory regime clearly highlight Malaysia’s commitment towards adhering to international legal standards of corporate governance and transparency.