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Malaysia Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Malaysia Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy. Nine of the 13 Malaysian states have a hereditary ruler, one of whom is elected as king every 5 years. The current king is Abdullah of Pahang. Since the 1994 changes to the constitution, the king's role has been largely ceremonial, as Parliament wields real executive power. Muhyiddin Yassin is the current prime minister.

According to 2020 International Monetary Fund estimates, Malaysia has the 51th highest GDP per capita in the world at PPP. The ranking in 2013 was 59th, so this represents a steady improvement. For 2020, Malaysia is ranked 62nd on the UN's Human Development Index (a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life). This is a slight improvement on the ranking for 2013. 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: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in Malaysia.
Malaysia Regulatory Environment »
Malaysia Work Permits »

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 »