Withholding Tax Malaysia 2022

Withholding Tax Malaysia 2022
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Top 5 Withholding Tax Questions

Introduction - What is Withholding Tax

Withholding tax is an amount withheld by the party making payment (payer) on income earned by a non-resident (payee) and paid to the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia.

'Payer' refers to an individual/body other than individual carrying on a business in Malaysia. He is required to withhold tax on payments for services rendered/technical advice/rental or other payments made under any agreement for the use of any moveable property and paid to a -resident payee.

'Payee' refers to a non-resident individual/body other than individual in Malaysia who receives the above payments.

Withholding Tax Deduction

The Income Tax Act, 1967 provides that where a person (referred herein as ''payer'') is liable to make payment as listed below (other than income of non-resident public entertainers) to a non-resident person ( NR payee), he shall deduct withholding tax at the prescribed rate from such payment and (whether such tax has been deducted or not) pay that tax to the Director General of Inland Revenue within one month after such payment has been paid or credited to the NR payee.

Top 5 Withholding Tax Questions

1. What is subject to withholding tax?

2. How is tax withholding calculated?

3. Why is withholding tax deducted?

4. When is withholding tax due ?

5. What is the withholding tax rate?

Past blog

Read our past blog on withholding tax in Malaysia
1. 两个重要改变 - 预扣税 (withholding tax) dated 11/11/2021

https://bit.ly/3H7SmwL

2. 马来西亚预扣税 (withholding tax) 的规则概述(第3篇) dated 21/09/2020

https://bit.ly/3tXJqXg

3. 马来西亚预扣税 (withholding tax) 的规则概述(第2️⃣篇) dated 21/09/2020

https://bit.ly/3IG3FN5

4. 马来西亚预扣税 (withholding tax) 的规则概述 (第1️⃣篇) dated 15/09/2020

https://bit.ly/34bgn7R

5. Withholding Tax In Malaysia Part 2 of 2 dated 28/06/2019 (eKTP114) https://bit.ly/3AyvKmE

6. Withholding Tax In Malaysia Part 1 of 2 dated 28/06/2019 (eKTP113) https://bit.ly/32FzgiQ

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