The Malaysian 2023 Budget was announced on 7 October 2022 by the Minister of Finance,...
In this issue, we wish to highlight the following key tax developments:
(i) Administrative concession on withholding tax payments made to agents, dealers and distributors
(ii) Income tax exemption on foreign sourced income
(iii) Malaysia Digital
Withholding tax on payments made to agents, dealers and distributors (ADD)
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has issued a media release dated 9 July 2022 announcing administrative changes to the submission of withholding tax on payments by companies to resident individual agents, dealers or distributors (“ADD”) under Section 107D of the Income Tax Act 1967.
Under the law, the withholding tax withheld under Section 107D is to be remitted to the IRB within 30 days from the date of payment of the amount to the ADD. However, as an administrative concession, effective from July 2022, companies are required to accumulate the 2% withholding tax in respect of payments made to a resident individual ADD on a monthly basis and to remit the accumulated amount of withholding tax to the IRB latest by the end of the following month.
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