Case Study : Tax incentives on the manufacturing of animal feeds from MIDA ?

Case Study : Tax incentives on the manufacturing of animal feeds from MIDA ?
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How to apply tax incentives on the manufacturing of animal feeds from MIDA ?

Tax Incentive Application for Animal Feed Ingredients

Under the Promotion of Investments Act 1986, Small Scale Manufacturing Companies are eligible for the following tax incentives for manufacturing promoted products or activities:

a) Pioneer Status with a full tax exemption for 5 years, or

b) Investment Tax Allowance can be offset against 100% of statutory income for 5 years of assessments.

 

Besides, the Company needs to full fill the SME definition as follows to apply this tax incentive:

a) Companies with shareholders’ funds of up to RM500,000 with at least 60% Malaysian equity

b) Companies with shareholders’ funds of above RM500,000 and not exceeding RM2.5 million with 100% Malaysian equity.

Scenario

XYZ Sdn Bhd (Name changed to protect the privacy of the Company) is a new transfer client to the KTP Group of Companies. During the discussion with directors, we understand that the Company has the intention to manufacture animal feed supplements. The supplements will help the cows to produce more milk.

Thus, we have studied and identified the tax incentive for this business nature. Manufacturing animal feed is one of the promoted activities listed under Small Scale Manufacturing Companies (Appendix III).

Struggles

Firstly, we have contacted the MIDA officer to confirm manufacturing of animal supplements is fall under animal feed ingredients.

Following that we have arranged a virtual meeting with the MIDA officer and the Company directors. Prior to the meeting, the MIDA officer asks for some details as follows for an initial discussion with the client.

The information required such as:

a) shareholders fund and

b) employment,

c) project cost,

d) raw materials and

e) process flow chart.

Solution

After providing the details, the officer has further studied in detail and guided us on the application of the tax incentive to the next steps.

Source:

http://www.ctim.org.my/file/news/15/00141_Tax%20Incentive%20for%20Small%20Scale%20Manufacturing%20Companies.pdf

https://www.mida.gov.my/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/20200425151042_Appendix20III20Small20Company.pdf

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