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Malaysia Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Malaysia Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Politically, Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy. 9 of the 13 Malaysian states have a hereditary ruler, and one of these is elected as King every 5 years. The current King is Abdul Halim of Kedah. The monarch's role has been largely ceremonial since changes to the constitution in 1994, with Parliament having control of executive power. Najib Razak is the current Prime Minister.

According to the International Monetary Fund, as of 2013, Malaysia has the 59th highest GDP per capita in the world. It is ranked as 64th on the UN's Human Development Index (a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life). More »


Malaysia Knowledge Base

Malaysia: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Malaysia - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Malaysia Executive Summary »
Malaysia Geography »
Malaysia Government »
Malaysia History, Population, Language and Culture »

Malaysia: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Malaysia, providing options to suit different business needs.
The 'Malaysian Satay' Holding Company Structure »
The 'Malaysian Satay' V Danish Holding Companies »

Malaysia: Tax-Efficient Sectors
These pages examine tax-efficient sectors in Malaysia, in order to identify which business forms have available tax incentives.
Malaysia Investment Tax Allowances »
Malaysia Pioneer Status »
Malaysia Double Deduction Tax Incentives »
Malaysia Operational Headquarter Companies (OHC) »
Malaysia Shipping Companies »
Malaysia Venture Capital Companies »
Malaysia Special Economic Zones »

Malaysia: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Malaysia.
Malaysia Corporate Tax Introduction »
Malaysia Corporate Income Tax on Dividend Income Received »
Malaysia Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Shares »
Malaysia Withholding Taxes on Incoming Remittances »
Malaysia Withholding Taxes on Outgoing Remittances »

Malaysia: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Malaysia.
Malaysia Double Tax Treaties »
Map of Malaysia »