FAQ on Special Tax Treatment to Financial Institutions & Latest Update on the IRB's FAQ on Tax Matters during MCO and CMCO Period

To Our Valued Clients

The Inland Revenue Board ["IRB"] has recently issued the Frequently Asked Questions ["FAQ"] on Special Tax Treatment to Financial Institutions in Relation to Moratorium Granted to Customer. The FAQ was issued to provide guidance to the financial institutions on the special tax treatment of interest income / profit accrued from loans between 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2020 ["the Moratorium Period"] during which repayment / payment is deferred.

[Accounting] Additional Relief Measure Announced by Bursa Malaysia

In light of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) outbreak and Movement Control Order ("MCO"), Bursa Malaysia Berhad ("Bursa Malaysia" or the "Exchange") had announced the following additional relief measures for Main, ACE and LEAP Market Listed Issuers (collectively known as ("Public Listed Issuers")):

  1. On 16 April 2020, Public Listed Issuers are granted an extension of time until 30 June 2020 to submit their quarterly reports ("QR"), annual reports ("AR") and semi-annual and annual audited financial statements ("AFS") which are due by 31 May 2020; and
  2. On 6 May 2020, Public Listed Issuers with financial year ended on 31 March 2020 are granted an extension of time of 1-month to issue their AR and AFS by 31 August 2020, instead of 31 July 2020.

FAQ on International Tax Issues Due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and FAQ on Tax Matters during the MCO and CMCO Period (18th March 2020 to 9th June 2020)

To Our Valued Clients

The Inland Revenue Board ["IRB"] has issued the Frequently Asked Questions ["FAQ"] on International Tax Issues due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions to provide guidance on tax issues affecting individual/company in relation to tax residence status, permanent establishment and cross border employment income as a result of travel restrictions imposed under the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

A New Normal with Business Sustainability or A New Era Where Cash is King

Our economy is now facing the new normal way of doing business which has never been seen before. Before we could react and adapt to the new era, businesses must survive through this period of hardship. Due to the Movement Control Order ["MCO"] implemented by the Government since 18th March 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, some businesses have encountered zero or minimal cash inflow while continue paying full salary, rental, statutory payments and interest to banks, etc.

Updates on Special Prihatin Grant for Micro SME

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The Inland Revenue Board ["IRB"] has uploaded the Frequently Asked Questions ["FAQ"] on Special Prihatin Grant under the "Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin SME)" (in Bahasa Malaysia) to provide guidance on the eligibility and application for the special grant.