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REGISTERING A BUSINESS IN MALAYSIA

1.Secure Business Name The first step is to register your preferred business name with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). A name search must be conducted to determine whether the proposed name of the company is available. After the name is approved, it shall be reserved for three months from the date of approval. 

2.Submission of Incorporation Documents  The next step is to incorporate the company with the submission of required documents to SSM within 3 month from the date of approval of the company's name by SSM, failure of which a fresh application for a name search must be done. A Certificate of Incorporation (Form 9) will be issued by SSM. The certificate of incorporation is conclusive evidence that all the requirements of CA in respect of incorporation has been complied with. 

3.Open Corporate Bank Account Upon incorporation, companies can setup a corporate bank account.  

4.Immigration Passes Foreign entrepreneurs have to apply for Expatriate Work Permit in order to live and work in Malaysia. Business owners and major shareholders are eligible for the Expatriate Work Permit while professional staff have to apply for the Employment Pass. 

5.Appoint an Auditor All Malaysian company are required to have their accounts audited as there is no small company audit exemption in Malaysia. 

6.Tax Registration  All companies have to be registered with Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia and may appoint a tax agent to handle all taxation matters of the company including tax compliance matters and handling enquiries.

The prevailing corporate tax rate is 25% but for smaller companies with paid-up capital not exceeding MYR 2.5 million, its taxable profit for the first MYR 500,000 is subject to corporate tax rate of 20% and profit above this threshold would be subject to corporate tax rate of 25%. There is Investment Incentive such as Pioneers status, BioNexus status and Multi-media Super Corridor (MSC) status where companies can enjoy tax free for a number of years.  

7.Registration with Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Social Security Organizations (SOCSO) Companies hiring Malaysian citizens and permanent residents have to register with the Employees Provident Fund and Social Security Organizations to secure an employer number, which will be used as reference for the remittance of social security contributions on a monthly basis.  

8.Business licenses Depending on your company's business activities, you may need to obtain one or more business licenses after you have incorporated your company but before commencing your business operations with the local authorities. 

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