Malaysian tax implications on cross border transactions – Workshop 2018


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Mr Sivaram Nagappan

This workshop aims to share the latest changes effective in 2018 due to changes made in the Budget 2018 in terms of the applicability of withholding tax on services performed outside Malaysia by a non-resident, expansion to the definition of royalty, redefinition of public entertainer, etc. and how to mitigate them besides being tax compliant.

Key topics covered:

  • Overview of withholding tax
  • Incomes derived by non-residents that are subject to withholding tax
  • Service Fee vs Contract Payments
  • Tax planning and exemptions available on withholding tax
  • Compliance issues and penalties
  • Practical issues faced by taxpayers
  • Overview Double taxation agreement (DTA)
  • Concept of Permanent Establishment – Corporate and Individual tax issues
  • Purposes of other relevant articles in DTA
  • Reliefs available under DTA
  • Case laws and latest developments on withholding tax and updates on existing and new DTAs (including key changes from Budget 2018)

Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • understand the latest implications of payments subject to withholding tax (insights and issues from the 2018 Budget Proposals, latest case laws on withholding tax as well as new double taxation agreements concluded)
  • learn how to alleviate the  cost besides being tax compliant
  • apply the usage and implication of DTAs

All our workshops are available via in-house training.


Finance directors and managers, Chief financial controllers and financial controllers, accountants, auditors, tax managers and consultants, company secretary and business advisors

1 day