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Malaysia Archive

  • December 2018

    AEOI – the world delivers on the new global standard

    December 12, 2018

    Monica Bhatia, head of the Global Forum Secretariat at the OECD, Radhanath Housden, head of the AEOI Unit at the Global Forum and Adrian Wardzynski, policy adviser at the Global Forum, highlight the steps governments are taking worldwide to share data, taking a giant leap from information on request to automatic exchange.

  • Global Tax 20 2018

    December 05, 2018

    International Tax Review’s Global Tax 20 highlights the most influential people, events and companies which have had an impact on the global tax landscape during the past year. Joe Stanley-Smith introduces the Global Tax 20.

  • November 2018

    Malaysia budget proposals may encourage aggressive tax tactics

    November 12, 2018

    In-house executives predict tax planning will become more aggressive in Malaysia following changes announced in the annual budget on how they can use tax losses.

  • October 2018

    Survey: Do you know the best tax transactional and tax advisory firms?

    October 23, 2018

    Companies can vote now for the best tax firms for transactional and advisory services. We only take answers from clients because they alone can determine the true value of the advice they have received from a firm.

  • Tax planning amid political instabilities and tax grabs

    October 15, 2018

    There has been a seismic shift in global politics in recent years, affecting trade and investment and altering the tax landscape. Anjana Haines reviews the tax prospects in this new era with International Tax Review’s Leading Women in Tax.

  • The ITR Asia Tax Awards 2019: Enter now

    October 15, 2018

    Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region can enter now to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2019.

  • September 2018

    Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018: Shortlist announced

    September 21, 2018

    The nominations for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018 have been announced (please scroll down for the full list). On November 8, Asia's leading female lawyers will gather at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong to celebrate the achievements of women in the legal profession.

  • Malaysia’s rush to introduce SST leaves taxpayers playing catch-up

    September 05, 2018

    Taxpayers are claiming that Malaysia’s tax authority is “rushing” the new sales and services tax (SST) that entered into force on September 1, forcing companies to comply with laws with little guidance.

  • August 2018

    The importance of working together

    August 24, 2018

    International Tax Review’s Leading Women in Tax Forum in London shone a spotlight on how building inclusive teams, empowering others and using your network can create an environment where everyone can thrive. Anjana Haines shares some highlights from the day’s discussions.

  • The new tax function: Building a culture of no surprises

    August 24, 2018

    In-house tax functions are becoming more proactive in how they deal with tax and transfer pricing risks. Anjana Haines collects the view of tax directors on establishing a culture of no surprises.

  • Taxation of the digital economy – is it even worth it?

    August 24, 2018

    I don’t know if it is because of my age, or not using social media much, or because I have spent more than 30 years advising companies that actually manufacture physical goods and sell them to customers, but I don’t really understand the current enthusiasm on the part of the OECD, the EU and governments to investigate ways to change the taxation of the ‘digitalised’ economy.

  • July 2018

    The return of SST: An analysis of the new Malaysian sales tax mechanism

    July 26, 2018

    During a debate session in Parliament on July 18, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng stated that on a full-year scale, sales and service tax (SST) collection will be RM 21 billion ($5.2 billion), which is almost half of that collected from GST in 2017.

  • Malaysia High Court backs safeguard duties for the steel sector

    July 13, 2018

    Countries are going to great lengths to protect their respective steel industries. S Saravana Kumar and Jason Tan from Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill discuss their landmark court win to rejuvenate the Malaysian steel industry.

  • Carbon taxation revenue rose by 50% in 2017 – or did it?

    July 12, 2018

    Global revenue from carbon pricing rose by 50% in 2017 compared to 2016, says a new report from the World Bank. While companies can expect green taxes to keep rising, this statistic doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

  • What can Malaysia’s new SST learn from GST?

    July 12, 2018

    Malaysia will bring in a sales and services tax (SST) in September 2018 to replace the unpopular goods and services tax (GST). Tax practitioners expect a “hybrid” SST regime that retains some GST features.

  • May 2018

    Digital tax dominates at the Asia Tax Forum 2018

    May 29, 2018

    BEPS and digital tax matters dominated International Tax Review’s Asia Tax Forum this year, but they were not the only topics of discussion. As Anjana Haines reports, panellists and delegates were also keen to discuss compliance headaches for multinationals across the region and technological advancements.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2018

    May 29, 2018

    Firms, individuals and companies across the Asia-Pacific region shared prizes at the Asia Tax Awards in Singapore on May 3 2018.

  • Malaysia scrapping GST is bad news for tax departments, as are potential replacements

    May 24, 2018

    Companies must prepare for another rise in tax compliance costs with Malaysia poised to abolish the goods and services tax (GST) after just three years. Analysts warn that tax directors may have to also reassess their accounting, IT and pricing strategies.

  • April 2018

    Plenty on planners’ plates: Tax Planning Survey 2018

    April 30, 2018

    The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other countries’ responses to it, the BEPS project, various exchange of information agreements, incoming tax treaty changes and national elections are just a few of the obstacles ensuring that tax professionals have plenty of planning on their plates in 2018.

  • Digital issues and EU VAT reform take centre stage at ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum

    April 30, 2018

    The OECD’s David O’Sullivan opened ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum by talking about the role which web companies can play in collecting VAT and GST. Subscribers and delegates can download his presentation – and those of other speakers, including the EU’s Maria Teresea Fábregas – here.

  • Blockchain – $62 billion VAT fraud buster or just another tech bubble?

    April 05, 2018

    Should we ignore the bitcoin speculative bubble and hacking scare stories as the fireflies before the technological storm? Could blockchain solve the EU’s €50 billion ($62 billion) VAT fraud menace, and revolutionise tax reporting?

  • March 2018

    ITR Women in Tax Forum: Celebrating excellence

    March 21, 2018

    International Tax Review hosted its first Women in Tax Forum in New York on March 1. The event kick-started a month of celebrating the brilliant female minds in the sector, their take on some of the hottest tax matters, and insight into their leadership skills and how to be the best.

  • Embracing tax technology: The full perspective

    March 21, 2018

    Geoff Peck, executive officer and chief taxologist at PawPaw Taxology, dives deeper into how tax leaders can approach tax technology with better clarity and assurance than they do today.

  • Nominate the best tax controversy, indirect and female tax advisers for ITR's leaders guides

    March 19, 2018

    ITR's research team has begun work on the Tax Controversy Leaders guide, Indirect Tax Leaders guide and Women in Tax Leaders guide. This is your chance to nominate the individuals who offer the best tax advice.

  • ITR Asia Tax Awards 2018: Nominees announced

    March 13, 2018

    The nominations for the 2018 ITR Asia Tax Awards have been announced.

  • February 2018

    Tax talent: The world's best transactional firms 2018

    February 27, 2018

    Despite global M&A volume exceeding $3 trillion for the fourth consecutive year, there can be no doubt that uncertainty has affected the transactional market during the past year, and will continue to do so in 2018, but this isn’t to say that all of its effects will be negative.

  • Could lower tax demands be the answer to cutting disputes?

    February 27, 2018

    Litigation between taxpayers and authorities is growing worldwide, but a successful outcome is never easy for any party involved in a conflict. Anjana Haines investigates why tax disputes are rising and how to potentially ease the burden.

  • January 2018

    Towards taxation of robots or their use?

    January 30, 2018

    The development of artificial intelligence (AI) and, in particular, of robots is an issue of global significance. Xavier Oberson, professor at the University of Geneva and a specialist in this area examines the societal change towards the use of robots and how to tax them.

  • Final days to enter for the Asia Tax Awards 2018

    January 15, 2018

    The deadline to submit for the Asia Tax Awards 2018 is fast approaching. Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region should enter now.

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