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Finance (No. 2) Act 2002

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624

Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2007

Date of Royal Assent ... ... ... ...

20 December 2002

Date of publication in the Gazette ... ...

26 December 2002

Date of coming into operation ... ...

As provided in the Act

ACT 624 
FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 

Chapter I PRELIMINARY

Chapter I PRELIMINARY

SECTION

1.Short title

2.Amendment of Acts

Chapter II AMENDMENTS TO THE INCOME TAX ACT 1967

Chapter II AMENDMENTS TO THE INCOME TAX ACT 1967

SECTION

3.Commencement of amendments to the Income Tax Act 1967

4.Amendment of section 6

5.Amendment of section 7

6.Deletion of section 11

7.Amendment of section 15a

8.Amendment of section 18

9.Deletion of section 31

10.Deletion of section 37

11.Amendment of section 38

12.Amendment of section 60c

13.Deletion of section 60e

14.Amendment of section 75

15.New section 75a

16.Amendment of section 82

17.New section 82a

18.Amendment of section 107a

19.Amendment of section 108

20.Amendment of section 111

21.Deletion of section 128

22.Amendment of section 131

23.Amendment of Schedule 1

24.Amendment of Schedule 3

25.Amendment of Schedule 4

26.Amendment of Schedule 4a

27.Amendment of Schedule 4c

28.Amendment of Schedule 6

29.Amendment of Schedule 7a

Chapter III AMENDMENTS TO THE INCOME TAX (AMENDMENT) ACT 2002

Chapter III AMENDMENTS TO THE INCOME TAX (AMENDMENT) ACT 2002

SECTION

30.Commencement of amendments to the Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2002

31.Amendment of section 30

32.Amendment of section 31

Chapter IV AMENDMENTS TO THE STAMP ACT 1949

Chapter IV AMENDMENTS TO THE STAMP ACT 1949

SECTION

33.Commencement of amendments to the Stamp Act 1949

34.Amendment of section 9

35.Amendment of section 47a

36.Amendment of First Schedule

Chapter V AMENDMENTS TO THE LABUAN OFFSHORE BUSINESS ACTIVITY TAX ACT 1990

Chapter V AMENDMENTS TO THE LABUAN OFFSHORE BUSINESS ACTIVITY TAX ACT 1990

SECTION

37.Commencement of amendments to the Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990

38.Amendment of section 2

39.Amendment of section 16

40.New section 26

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act 1967, the Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2002, the Stamp Act 1949 and the Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990.

[27 December 2002]

ENACTED by the Parliament of Malaysia as follows:

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/1.Short title

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Finance (No. 2) Act 2002.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/2.Amendment of Acts

2. Amendment of Acts

The Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53], the Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2002 Act A1151], the Stamp Act 1949 [Act 378] and the Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445] are amended in the manner specified in ChaptersII, III, IV and V respectively.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/3.Commencement of amendments to the Income Tax Act 1967

3. Commencement of amendments to the Income Tax Act 1967

(1) Sections 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, paragraph 19(a), sections 20, 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 shall have effect for the year of assessment 2003 and subsequent years of assessment.

(2) Section 5 is deemed to have effect from the year of assessment 2002 and subsequent years of assessment.

(3) Sections 7, 18 and 24 shall come into operation on 21 September 2002.

(4) Sections 14, 15 and 27 shall have effect on the coming into operation of this Act.

(5) Paragraph 19(b) is deemed to have effect from the year of assessment 2001 and subsequent years of assessment.

(6) Sections 25 and 26 are deemed to have effect from the year of assessment 2000 (currentyear) and subsequent years of assessment.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/4.Amendment of section 6

4. Amendment of section 6

Section 6 of the principal Act is amended by deleting paragraph (1)(g).

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/5.Amendment of section 7

5. Amendment of section 7

Section 7 of the principal Act is amended in paragraph (1)(b) in the proviso by inserting after the words "such period" the words "or that period, as the case may be, if he is in Malaysia immediately prior to and after that temporary absence".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/6.Deletion of section 11

6. Deletion of section 11

The principal Act is amended by deleting section 11.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/7.Amendment of section 15a

7. Amendment of section 15a

Section 15A of the principal Act is amended--

(a) by substituting for the full stop at the end of subparagraph (iii) a colon; and

(b) by inserting below subparagraph (iii) the following proviso to section 15A:"Provided that in respect of paragraphs (a) and (b), this section shall apply to the amount attributable to services which are performed in Malaysia.". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/8.Amendment of section 18

8. Amendment of section 18

Section 18 of the principal Act is amended by inserting after the definition of "insurance" the following definition:

' "licensed Malaysian offshore bank"

has the meaning assigned to it by the Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445];'.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/9.Deletion of section 31

9. Deletion of section 31

The principal Act is amended by deleting section 31.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/10.Deletion of section 37

10. Deletion of section 37

The principal Act is amended by deleting section 37.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/11.Amendment of section 38

11. Amendment of section 38

Section 38 of the principal Act is amended--

(a) by substituting for subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) the following subparagraph:

"(ii) any expenses incurred for the repair or maintenance of the premises (excluding expenses of a capital nature and expenses incurred in connection with the upkeep of land attached to the premises for use by way of amenity as garden or grounds) which the employee, pursuant to the terms on which that accommodation is so provided, is legally bound to meet in respect of that accommodation during that period;";

(b) in subsection (4), by substituting for the words "paragraph 37(3)(b)" the words "subsection (6)"; and

(c) by insertingafter subsection (5) the following subsection:

"(6) Inthe application of subsection (4) in relation to a person's grossincome from his employment where the expenses, to which subparagraph(1)(b)(ii) applies is payable fora period (in this subsection referred to as the "overlapping period")which overlaps the basis period or part of the basis period, the amountof the expense to be deducted from that gross income shall be determinedin accordance with the following formula:

A x C

B

where A is the number of days living accommodationis provided in the basis period or part of the basis period that fallsin the overlapping period;

B is the totalnumber of days in the overlapping period; and

C is the amountof expenses to which subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) applies.".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/12.Amendment of section 60c

12. Amendment of section 60c

Section 60C of the principal Act is amended by inserting after the word "derived"the words "excluding the gross income, adjusted income or adjustedloss and statutory income attributable to an offshore business activityof a licensed Malaysian offshore bank".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/13.Deletion of section 60e

13. Deletion of section 60e

The principal Act is amended by deletingsection 60E.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/14.Amendment of section 75

14. Amendment of section 75

Section 75 of the principal Act is amendedin subsection (1)--

(a) by substitutingfor the words "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary to this Actor any other written law, the" the word "The"; and

(b) by deletingthe words "including the payment of tax". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/15.New section 75a

15. New section 75a

The principal Act is amended by insertingafter section 75 the following section:

"Director's liability

75A. (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary to thisAct or any other written law, where any tax is due and payable underthis Act by a company, any person who is a director of that companyduring the period in which that tax is liable to be paid, shall bejointly and severally liable for such tax that is due and payableand shall be recoverable under section 106 from that person.

(2) In this section, "director" means any person who--

(a) is occupying the position of director(by whatever name called), including any person who is concerned inthe management of the company's business; and

(b) is, either on his own or with oneor more associates within the meaning of subsection 139(7), the ownerof, or able directly or through the medium of other companies or byany other indirect means to control, more than fifty per cent of theordinary share capital of the company ("ordinary share capital" herehaving the same meaning as in the definition of "director" in section 2).". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/16.Amendment of section 82

16. Amendment of section 82

Section 82 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by substituting for the word "Subject" the words "Notwithstanding section 82A and subject".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/17.New section 82a

17. New section 82a

The principal Act is amended by inserting after section 82 the following section:

" Duty to keep documents for ascertaining chargeable income and tax payable

82A. (1) Subject to this section, every person who is required to furnish a return of his income for a year of assessment under this Act shall keep and retain in safe custody sufficient documents for a period of seven years from the end of that year of assessment for the purposes of ascertaining his chargeable income and tax payable.

(2) Where a person referred to in subsection (1) has not furnished a return as required under this Act for a year of assessment, that person shall keep and retain the documents referred to in subsection (1) that relate to that year of assessment for a period of seven years after the end of the year in which the return is furnished.

(3) The Director General may waive all or any of the provisions of subsection (1) in respect of any income or deductions.

(4) Any person who is required by this section to keep documents and--

(a) does so electronically shall retain them in an electronically readable form and shall keep the documents in such a manner as to enable the documents to be readily accessible and convertible into writing; or

(b) has originally kept documents in a manual form and subsequently converts those documents into an electronic form shall retain those documents prior to the conversion in their original form. 

(5) All documents that relate to any income in Malaysia shall be kept and retained in Malaysia.

(6) For the purposes of this section, "documents" means--

(a) statement of income and expenditure; and

(b) invoices, vouchers, receipts and such other documents as are necessary to verify the particulars in a return.". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/18.Amendment of section 107a

18. Amendment of section 107a

Section 107A of the principal Act is amended--

(a) in paragraph (1)(a), by substituting for the word "fifteen" the word "ten"; and

(b) in paragraph (1)(b), by substituting for the word "five" the word "three". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/19.Amendment of section 108

19. Amendment of section 108

Section 108 of the principal Act is amended--

(a) by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:

"(1A) For the purposes of subsection (1), where a company to which paragraph 2A of Schedule 1 applies, the rate applicable to that company shall be the higher of the two rates specified in that paragraph."; and

(b) by inserting after subsection (15) the following subsection:

"(16) Notwithstanding the foregoing subsections, where--

(a) the excess is increased by an amount under subsection (7) or (9); or

(b) the amount due is increased by an amount under subsection (10), the Director General may in his discretion, for any good cause shown, remit the whole or any part of that amount and, where the amount remitted has been paid, the Director General shall repay the same.". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/20.Amendment of section 111

20. Amendment of section 111

Section 111 of the principal Act is amended by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsections:

"(1A) Where a company has furnished a return in accordance with subsection 77(1A ) to the Director General for a year of assessment and that company has paid tax in excess of the amount payable--

(a) that return shall be deemed to be a notification under subsection (1); and

(b) that company is deemed to have been notified of the excess amount on the day that return is furnished. 

(1B) Where subsection (1A) applies--

(a) the reference to tax shall be taken to be a reference to an amount of tax set-off under section 110; and

(b) the reference to amount payable shall be taken to be a reference to the amount of tax payable before taking into account the tax set-off under section 110.". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/21.Deletion of section 128

21. Deletion of section 128

The principal Act is amended by deleting section 128.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/22.Amendment of section 131

22. Amendment of section 131

Section 131 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (2) by deleting the words "and subsection 128(5)".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/23.Amendment of Schedule 1

23. Amendment of Schedule 1

Schedule 1 of the principal Act is amended--

(a) in Part I--

(i) in subparagraph 2(a), by inserting after the word "company" the words "other than a company to which paragraph 2A applies"; and

(ii) by inserting after paragraph 2 the following paragraph:

"2A. Subject to paragraph 3, income tax shall be charged for a year of assessment on the chargeable income of a company resident in Malaysia which has a paid-up capital in respect of ordinary shares of two million five hundred thousand ringgit and less at the beginning of the basis period for a year of assessment at the following rates: 

Chargeable income

RM

Rate of income tax

For every ringgit of the first

100,000

20 per cent

For every ringgit exceeding

100,000

28 per cent"; and

 

(b) by deleting Part VII. 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/24.Amendment of Schedule 3

24. Amendment of Schedule 3

(1) Schedule 3 of the principal Act is amended by inserting after paragraph 79 the following paragraph:

"80. The Minister may prescribe a building which is constructed or purchased by any person and used by him for the purposes of his business as an industrial building and the amount of the allowance or allowances which would otherwise fall to be made to him under paragraph 12, 16 or 42.".

(2) Where the Minister has approved a building to be an industrial building or an amount of allowance or allowances as an amount of allowance or allowances which would otherwise fall to be made under paragraph 12, 16 or 42 of Schedule 3 of the principal Act before the coming into operation of subsection (1)--

(a) such approval shall be treated as a prescription made under paragraph 80 of Schedule 3 of the principal Act as introduced in the amendment in subsection (1); and

(b) the Minister may impose conditions on such approval and where conditions had already been imposed on such approval, the Minister may impose additional conditions. 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/25.Amendment of Schedule 4

25. Amendment of Schedule 4

Schedule 4 of the principal Act is amended in subparagraph 2(a) by substituting for the words "may elect to claim, within three months after the beginning of the year of assessment in the basis period in which the expenditure was incurred or within such period in that year of assessment as the Director General may allow," the words "in the basis period for a year of assessment may elect to claim in a return of his income for that year of assessment".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/26.Amendment of Schedule 4a

26. Amendment of Schedule 4a

a of the principal Act is amended in paragraph 3 by substituting for the words "may elect to claim within three months after the beginning of the year of assessment in the basis period in which that business commenced or within such further period as the Director General may allow," the words "in the basis period for a year of assessment may elect to claim in a return of his income for that year of assessment".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/27.Amendment of Schedule 4c

27. Amendment of Schedule 4c

c of the principal Act is amended in subparagraph 2(a) by substituting for the word "2003" the word "2005".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/28.Amendment of Schedule 6

28. Amendment of Schedule 6

Schedule 6 of the principal Act is amended--

(a) in subsubparagraph 15(l)(b), by substituting for the word "four" the word "six"; and

(b) in paragraph 35--

(i) in subparagraph (a), by inserting after the word "issued" the words "or guaranteed";

(ii) by substituting for subparagraph (b) the following subparagraph:

"(b)in respect of debentures, other than convertible loan stock, approved by the Securities Commission; or"; and

(iii) by deleting subparagraph (c). 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/29.Amendment of Schedule 7a

29. Amendment of Schedule 7a

a of the principal Act is amended--

(a) in subparagraph 1(b), by inserting after the word "project" the words "referred to under subparagraph 8(a) or (b)";

(b) in paragraph 1A, by inserting after the words "qualifying project" the words "referred to under subparagraph 8(c)";

(c) by inserting after paragraph 1B the following paragraph:

"1c. Where a person who carries on a business and that business has been in operation for not less than twelve months and that person is a resident in Malaysia for the basis year for a year of assessment has incurred in the basis period for that year of assessment, capital expenditure in relation to an agriculture project in Malaysia for the purpose of any qualifying project referred to under subparagraph 8(d), there shall be given to that person for that year of assessment a reinvestment allowance of sixty per cent of that expenditure:

Provided that where this paragraph applies to an individual, that individual must be a citizen in the basis year for that year of assessment.";

(d) in paragraph 2--

(i) by substituting for the words "or 1A" the words ", 1A or 1C"; and

(ii) by substituting for the words "the capital expenditure was first incurred" the words "a claim for that allowance was first made in the return of his income in respect of that capital expenditure";

(e) in paragraph 2A--

(i) by substituting for the words "or 1A" the words ", 1A or 1C"; and

(ii) by substituting for the word "company" the word "person";

(f) in paragraph 3--

(i) by substituting for the word "company" the word "person" wherever it appears;

(ii) by substituting for the words "or 1A" the words ", 1A or 1C"; and

(iii) in the proviso, by inserting after the word "Sarawak," the words "the Federal Territory of Labuan,";

(g) in paragraph 4, by substituting for the word "company" the word "person" wherever it appears;

(h) in paragraph 8--

(i) in subparagraph (b), by deleting the word "or";

(ii) in subparagraph (c), by substituting for the full stop at the end of the subparagraph the words "excluding the business of rearing chicken and ducks; or"; and

(iii) by inserting after subparagraph (c) the following subparagraph:

"(d)a project undertaken by a person in transforming his business of rearing chicken and ducks from an opened house to a closed house system as verified by the Minister of Agriculture.";

(i) in paragraph 9--

(i) in the definition of "capital expenditure", by substituting for the words "paragraph 1A" the words "paragraphs 1A and 1C";

(ii) in subparagraph (e), by deleting the word "or";

(iii) in subparagraph (f), by substituting for the comma at the end of the subparagraph the words "; or";

(iv) by inserting after subparagraph (f) the following subparagraph:

"(g) the construction of chicken and duck houses,";

(v) in subparagraph (ee), by deleting the word "and";

(vi) in subparagraph (ff), by inserting after the semi-colon at the end of the subparagraph the word "and";

(vii) by inserting after subparagraph (ff) the following subparagraph:

"(gg)rearing of chicken and ducks;";

(viii) by substituting for the definition of "Eastern Corridor of Peninsular Malaysia" the following definition:

' "Eastern Corridor of Peninsular Malaysia" means the States of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, and the District of Mersing in the State of Johor;';

(ix) by substituting for the full stop at the end of the definition of "incurred" a semi-colon; and

(x) by inserting after the definition of "incurred" the following definition:

"operation" means an activity which consists of the carrying on of a business referred to in paragraph 8.'; and

(j) by inserting after paragraph 10 the following paragraphs: 

"11. For the purpose of paragraph 1C, where--

(a) a company or a partnership (hereinafter referred to in this subparagraph as "new partnership") commences to carry on a business of rearing chicken and ducks; and

(b) that business is a continuation of a business carried out by a sole proprietor or a partnership (hereinafter referred to in this subparagraph as "old partnership") for a period of not less than twelve months prior to that commencement, that period, in relation to that company and the new partnership, shall be taken into account in ascertaining the period of not less than twelve months referred to in that paragraph:

Provided that the sole proprietor or any of the partners in the old partnership holds any share in that company or is the partner of the new partnership, as the case may be.

12. Where a person has a source within the meaning of sections 55 to 58, the rules prescribed under paragraph 74 of Schedule 3 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, in ascertaining the allowance to be made to that person for a year of assessment under this Schedule.".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/30.Commencement of amendments to the Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2002

30. Commencement of amendments to the Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2002

Sections 31 and 32 shall have effect only for the year of assessment 2003.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/31.Amendment of section 30

31. Amendment of section 30

The Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2002, which is referred to as the "principal Act" in this Chapter, is amended in paragraph 30(3)(d) by substituting for the words "paragraph 46(l)(a) or section 47 or 48" the words "section 45A, 47, 48, paragraph 46(1)(a) or 46(1)(e)" wherever it appears.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/32.Amendment of section 31

32. Amendment of section 31

Section 31 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (2) by inserting after the words "30(3)(d) of this Act" the words "which does not exceed thirty-five thousand ringgit".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/33.Commencement of amendments to the Stamp Act 1949

33. Commencement of amendments to the Stamp Act 1949

Sections 34, 35 and 36 shall come into operation on 1 January 2003.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/34.Amendment of section 9

34. Amendment of section 9

The Stamp Act 1949, which is referred to as the "principal Act" in this Chapter, is amended in paragraph 9(l)(c), by substituting for the words "five hundred ringgit" the words "two hundred ringgit".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/35.Amendment of section 47a

35. Amendment of section 47a

Section 47A of the principal Act is amended in subsection (1)--

(a) in paragraph (a), by substituting for the words "fifty per centum" the words "five per centum";

(b) in paragraph (b), by substituting for the words "one hundred per centum" the words "ten per centum"; and

(c) in paragraph (c), by substituting for the words "two hundred per centum" the words "twenty per centum". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/36.Amendment of First Schedule

36. Amendment of First Schedule

The FirstSchedule of the principal Act is amended--

(a) in item 22 by inserting after subitem (4) the following subitem: 

"(5)

Being the security for securing the payment for the provision of services or facilities or to other matters or things in connection with the lease of any immovable property

The same duty as a LEASE"; and

 

(b) in item 49 under the heading "Description of Instrument"--

(i) by inserting after the words "LEASE OR AGREEMENT FOR LEASE " the words "of any immovable property and for securing the payment for the provision of services or facilities or to other matters or things in connection with such lease";

(ii) in subparagraph (a), by inserting after the words "average rent" the words "and other considerations"; and

(iii) in subparagraph (c), by inserting after the words "a rent" the words "or other considerations".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/37.Commencement of amendments to the Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990

37. Commencement of amendments to the Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990

Sections 38, 39 and 40 shall have effect for the year of assessment 2004 and subsequentyears of assessment.

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/38.Amendment of section 2

38. Amendment of section 2

The Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990, which is referred to as the "principal Act" in this Chapter, is amended in section 2--

(a) in subsection (1)--

(i) by inserting after the definition of "Labuan" the following definition:

"licensed Malaysian offshore bank" has the meaning assigned to it by the Offshore Banking Act 1990 [Act 443 ], which is an office of a Malaysian bank;';

(ii) in the definition of "offshore company", by inserting after the words "that Act" the words " , a licensed Malaysian offshore bank, an offshore limited partnership"; and

(iii) by inserting after the definition of "offshore insurance business" the following definition:

"offshore limited partnership" has the meaning assigned to it in the Labuan Offshore Limited Partnerships Act 1997 [Act565];'; and

(b) in subsection (3)--

(i) in paragraph (a), by inserting after the semi-colon the word "or"; and

(ii) by deleting paragraph (b). 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/39.Amendment of section 16

39. Amendment of section 16

The principal Act is amended in section 16--

(a) in paragraph (e), by deleting the word "and";

(b) in paragraph (f), by substituting for the full stop at the end of the paragraph the words "; and"; and

(c) by inserting after paragraph (f) the following paragraph:

"(g) in the case of a partnership, the partner or partners.". 

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/40.New section 26

40. New section 26

The principal Act is amended by inserting after section 25 the following section:

"Exemption by Minister

26. (1) The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, exempt any offshore company from all or any of the provisions of this Act either generally or in respect of any chargeable profits of that company.

(2) Any order made under subsection (1) shall be laid before the Dewan Rakyat.".

Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia - Principal Acts/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 Act 624/FINANCE (NO. 2) ACT 2002 ACT 624,,/LIST OF AMENDMENTS