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Incentives for Investment

In Malaysia, tax incentives, both direct and indirect, are provided for in the Promotion of Investments Act 1986, Income Tax Act 1967, Customs Act 1967, Sales Tax Act 1972, Excise Act 1976 and Free Zones Act 1990. These Acts cover investments in the manufacturing, agriculture, tourism (including hotel) and approved services sectors as well as R&D, training and environmental protection activities.

The direct tax incentives grant partial or total relief from income tax payment for a specified period, while indirect tax incentives are in the form of exemptions from import duty, sales tax and excise duty.

Click here for more information on the following incentives:

    Manufacturing Sector
  • Agricultural Sector
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Tourism Industry
  • Environmental Management
  • Research & Development
  • Medical Device Industry
  • Training
  • Approved Service Projects
  • Shipping & Transportation Industry
  • Multimedia Super Corridor
  • Information Technology (ICT)
  • Knowledge-Based Economy
  • Manufacturing Related Services
  • Operational Headquarters
  • Procurement/Distribution Centres
  • Representative/Regional Offices
  • Treasury Management Centre
  • Providers of Industrial Design Services in Malaysia
  • Private School & International School
  • Other Incentives

*Sourced from MIDA

Investment Incentives Portal (i-Incentives)

I-Incentives is a portal that provides information on investment incentives offered by the Federal Government of Malaysia. The incentives information stored in the portal cater for all three sectors of the economy; manufacturing, services and primary. They also cover all types of incentives offered by the Federal Government; tax exemptions, grants, soft loans and other types of incentives such as equity funding, regional establishment status, training and other facilitation programmes.

The portal has been developed by Incentive Coordination and Collaboration Office (ICCO) in MIDA with the aim to improve the central coordination of all incentive offerings. This initiative is to enhance the effectiveness of the government’s incentive mechanism by increasing transparency, eliminating duplication and linking investment incentives to performance. Visit i-Incentives portal at

Last Updated 2022-01-21 14:19:03 by admin2

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