(u-turn update) foreign-source income budget 2022

(u-turn update) foreign-source income budget 2022
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(u-turn update) foreign-source income budget 2022

Background information from Budget 2022

Under the Budget 2022 proposal, the exemption of foreign-sourced income received by any person (other than a resident company carrying on the business of banking, insurance or sea or air transport) which is provided under Paragraph 28, Schedule 6 of the Income Tax Act 1967 is proposed to be removed for Malaysian residents.

The proposed removal is to take effect from 1 January 2022. The amendment to the law is to be made through the Finance Bill 2021 which has been passed by both houses of Parliament.

Last minutes u-turn

The Ministry of Finance has announced today that subject to conditions, which will be set out in guidelines to be issued by the Inland Revenue Board, the following foreign-sourced income received from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026 (5 years) will continue to be exempted from Malaysian income tax:

Dividend income received by resident companies and limited liability partnerships.

All classes of income received by resident individuals, except for resident individuals who carry on business through a partnership.

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