Sunday, October 27, 2013

Property gain tax changes (RPGT) from Malaysia 2014 Budget

Sharing update from 2014 Budget:


* For gains on properties disposed within the holding period of up to 3 years, RPGT rate is increased to 30 percent.

* For disposals within the holding period up to 4 and 5 years, the rates are increased to 20 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Malaysian property firms with exposure to this tax change include UEM Sunrise, Mah Sing Group  and Tropicana Corp . 

* Raise the minimum price of property that can be purchased by foreigners to 1 million ringgit from 500,000 ringgit. 

* Prohibit developers from implementing projects that have features of Developer Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS), to prevent developers from incorporating interest rates on loans in house prices during the construction period.

* Financial institutions are prohibited from providing final funding for projects involved in the DIBS scheme. Malaysia's top three banks are Maybank, CIMB and Public Bank.


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