Tax/Immigration Considerations | KPMG | MY

Tax/Immigration Considerations for assignment to Malaysia & GST from the HR Perspective

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16 August 2016, 8:30AM - 5:30PM, MYT

In today’s highly regulated environment, companies face challenges concerning the tax and
immigration compliance and administration matters for their international assignees.

To maintain good corporate reputation and integrity in the eyes of the tax and immigration
authorities, shareholders and other stakeholders, it is important to be cognizant of tax and other compliance related issues pertaining to mobilization of employees to Malaysia.  Further, the cost for non-compliance with tax and immigration laws can be heavy to the companies as they may suffer severe fines, penalties and administration costs.

In addition to the above, the cost for non-compliance with GST is also heavy.

Two of our three speakers will share with you the tax/immigration issues associated with
international assignees who are on short term or long term assignment to Malaysia.  Our third speaker will provide you with a good knowledge of GST from the HR perspective.

The topic will include the following:


  • What are considered as “work” and under what circumstances an Employment Pass or Professional Visit Pass is applicable?
  • Consequences of Non Compliance with Visa/Work Permit Requirements
  • Update on Immigration’s Practice on Expatriate Services Department (“ESD”) and on Immigration- MYXpats (e.g. Processing fees…etc)
  • Sharing of Practical Experiences

Income Tax

  • Source of employment income
  • Tax Trigger Point
  • Available tax exemptions under local tax law & tax treaties
  • Bilateral and Unilateral credit
  • Intertwining immigration and tax issues
  • Compliance obligations of employers and employees
  • Withholding Tax Implications on Independent Services

GST from the HR Perspective

  • GST Overview
  • Concept of Input Tax Credit
  • Specific Issues from HR Perspective


RM848 per participant (inclusive of 6% GST). (10% discount is given for registration of two or more participants and KPMG Alumni members)

Further information on the workshop is available here

You may also contact Ms Carmen Yong or Ms Katherine Subramaniam at 03-7721 7117 or 03-7721 7348 for further enquiries.


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