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Old Apr 13th 2016, 12:40 pm
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Can someone just qualify for me as to whether there have or have not been changes to the Labuan Business Set up please?

Do I have to have a monthly income of 10,000 RM and share holders worth 250,000 RM?

I have found 50 pages advertising the setting up on a Labuan business and NOT mentioning this new change and just TWO pages who have mentioned it.

It seems like the Malaysian Gov is trying to crack down on the amount of immigrants in Malaysia? Which seems bizarre.

The Labuan entry option seemed like the best route in for us but now it looks like we might have to apply for a LTSV pass.

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Old Apr 13th 2016, 12:44 pm
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Just to avoid confusion that is Labuan and the Malaysian Ringitt is RM or MYR.
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LOL. Apologies.
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Old Apr 13th 2016, 2:25 pm
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LOL. Apologies.
I changed the thread title for you too
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Old Feb 6th 2017, 7:39 am
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I heard from a friend that the rules for a Labuan business have been changed since 2017, making it less interesting. I haven't been able to find a detailed overview/description of the new rules.
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Old Feb 6th 2017, 2:12 pm
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I heard from a friend that the rules for a Labuan business have been changed since 2017, making it less interesting. I haven't been able to find a detailed overview/description of the new rules.
Something's about Malaysia will change, yet still stay the same. I can't quite quote any experiences with Labuan or MM2H, but I can tell you, I've tried registering my Singapore-plated cars for the VEP (vehicle entry permit) thingamajig and the goalposts keep shifting. In that time, I've registered and then deregistered my vehicles as they've been sold and re-registered new ones as they've been added to the garage.

And until today, the promised acknowledgment email from the Malaysian MOT for me to collect my RF thingamabob has yet to be seen.

But, they've started collecting money from Singaporean-played cars since October of last year though - it seems money talks the loudest, on either side of the Causeway
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Old Feb 6th 2017, 6:34 pm
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I heard from a friend that the rules for a Labuan business have been changed since 2017, making it less interesting. I haven't been able to find a detailed overview/description of the new rules.
Is this different from the setting up of a Labuan company?

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Originally Posted by Stuck in Auckland View Post
Is this different from the setting up of a Labuan company?
I do not know exactly what items have changed. Apparently the old rule was such that the (foreign) director did not have to pay income tax in Malaysia. This seems to have changed, but is also not visible in the bullet list you show.
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Old Feb 9th 2017, 3:40 am
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Default Re: Recent changes to Labuan Business

Originally Posted by SushiFan View Post
I do not know exactly what items have changed. Apparently the old rule was such that the (foreign) director did not have to pay income tax in Malaysia. This seems to have changed, but is also not visible in the bullet list you show.
Directors salaries to foreign director is tax free until 2020 (at least).
Last year was changes to required paid up capital for work visa. So not relating to labuan company itself.
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Directors salaries to foreign director is tax free until 2020 (at least).
Last year was changes to required paid up capital for work visa. So not relating to labuan company itself.

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Old Feb 9th 2017, 7:44 am
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Directors salaries to foreign director is tax free until 2020 (at least).
I have been told that this is not true any more. But it is only "hearsay" so I won't discuss it any further.
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Old Feb 9th 2017, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by SushiFan View Post
I have been told that this is not true any more. But it is only "hearsay" so I won't discuss it any further.
I would trust the regulations and laws more than hearsay. But it might not get renewed after 2020, that's a possibility.
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