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Understand the payroll requirements of Malaysia

Increasingly, UK based payroll teams are expected to manage payroll production for other countries, often outsourcing to local experts, but the employer remains ultimately liable for any compliance issues.

The UK team may be required to provide a sign-off to the outsourced provider. Do you know what you are signing off or how to check the basic features of a payroll service in a country where you are not familiar with the rules?

Our course provides you with a comprehensive overview of Malaysia's rules to enable you to compliantly manage your approach, the following is addressed on this course:

    • Tax Authority details
    • Income tax withholding obligations and rates
    • Basic tax calculation
    • Tax free items
    • Treatment of Benefits In Kind
    • Social Insurance calculation
    • Monthly and annual reporting requirements
    • Payroll relevant employment law covering working time, annual leave, sickness and parental leave
    • A look at relevant local websites

We provide a course manual as well as comprehensive local documentation, in English where available.


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Who will it benefit?

This course equips you with essential management knowledge to take a decision as to whether or not to outsource or have a local team running payroll in-house in Malaysia.

What you'll achieve?

Delegates will gain an understanding of local payroll legislation and how to compliantly manage an in-house or outsourced payroll provider in Malaysia.

Course Content

This course can be run in house making it suitable for attendance from an entire management team as well as payroll professionals - HR and Finance/Tax managers, giving all senior stakeholders an excellent grounding in what’s in store for the company with employees in Malaysia or looking to expand their operations into Malaysia.

Malaysian payroll and tax regulations

  • Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia details
  • Income Tax (deduction from remuneration rules) 1994
  • Registration obligations for new employer
  • Malay tax residency rules
  • National tax rates
  • The obligation to complete an annual tax return
  • Definition of gross taxable pay
  • The six compulsory income deductions
  • Optional deductions
  • Taxpayer categories
  • Deduction for Zakat
  • Calculation of monthly tax deduction (MTD)
  • Flat rate regimes for non residents
  • Form CP38
  • Monthly return – form CP39
  • Tax exempt items
  • Starter process – form CP22/TP3
  • Leaver process – forms CP22A/CP21
  • Tax clearance letters and Stoppage orders
  • Annual remuneration statement
  • Tax audits and penalties
  • Employee Provident Fund
  • EPF assessable pay
  • Contribution rates and calculations
  • Statement of Wages
  • Deadlines for tax and EPF payments
  • SOCSO contributions
  • Minimum wages
  • Annual leave payments
  • Sickness and maternity pay
  • Redundancy/severance

"Cintra HR & Payroll Services has a long standing relationship with The Learn Centre – they are an absolutely integral part of the payroll community. Their training courses and annual conference are a must for all payroll professionals and not just for up to the minute technical topics: their training really puts payroll and payroll issues into context, taking into account commercial, economic and political influences."Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Carsten Staehr
CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

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