1. The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) has, on 23 June 2017, issued Practice Note No. 1/2017: Amendment of Section 15A of the Income Tax Act 1967 Issues on Effective Date.
This Note is issued to provide guidance on the implementation of the amendment to Section 15A of the Income Tax Act 1967 (ITA 1967) in Budget 2017, specifically relating to contracts signed or services performed outside Malaysia prior to the coming into effect of the said amendment.
This Note can be downloaded from here: [Download Practice Note. 1/2017]
2. The IRBM has also, on 23 June 2017, issued Practice Note No. 2/2017: Amendment of Section 15A of the ITA 1967 Issues on Existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA). This Note is issued to clarify the impact of the amendment to Section 15A of the ITA 1967 on existing double taxation avoidance agreements.
This Note can be downloaded from here: [Download Practice Note. 2/2017]
Clients are advised to comply accordingly. Failure to comply with withholding tax requirements could entail penalty from IRBM, and the related expenses would not qualify as business deductions for tax purposes.
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