Foreign Source Income: What should businesses look out for?

Location: Webinar
Start Date:

24/05/2022 09:00

End Date:

24/05/2022 13:00


The Malaysian tax system adopts the territorial principle in that only income accruing or derived from or received in Malaysia is subject to income tax in Malaysia.

Since 2004, income received in Malaysia from outside Malaysia or foreign source income (“FSI”) received by Malaysian taxpayers are exempted from tax pursuant to Paragraph 28, Schedule 6 of the Income Tax Act 1967 (“Para 28”). Under Para 28, tax exemption is given to any person, other than a resident company carrying on the business of banking, insurance, or sea or air transport, in respect of income derived from sources outside Malaysia and received in Malaysia.

On 29 October 2021, it was announced in the Budget 2022 that the exemption under Para 28 would no longer be applicable to tax residents. The law was made effective when the Finance Act 2021 was gazetted on 31 December 2021 whereby Para 28 was amended to remove the exemption on tax residents. This law was made effective 1 January 2022.

Tax resident taxpayers will need to be aware of the changes on the tax implications on their foreign source income moving forward.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the concepts of the taxability of foreign source income.
  • To understand the impact arising from the law changes regarding the tax on foreign source income.
  • To understand bilateral and unilateral credits and how to claim.
 Fee Structure
  • Individual rate : RM200nett / pax
  • Group rate: RM170nett / pax (3 or more participants)


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Topics Covered

  • What is foreign source income.
  • Who is affected and what is the impact.
  • Bilateral and unilateral credit reliefs.
Foreign Source Income: What should businesses look out for?
24 May 2022 | 9am - 1pm

Our Speakers

Mun Yew is a Tax Executive Director at Crowe Malaysia. He specialises in taxation covering areas such as Goods and Services Tax, domestic taxes, corporate restructuring, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, employee share option scheme, expatriate tax, and international tax.
Chong Mun Yew
Mun Yew Chong
Location: Kuala Lumpur