Comparison Labuan Company and Malaysia Sdn Bhd for Property Investment
Interested to invest in Malaysia’s property but not sure which is the best vehicle to use? The following is the comparison between the Labuan Company and local Malaysia Sdn Bhd Company for Property Investment for your better understanding. Foreigners only have two options between these two vehicles to use.
|Description||Labuan Company||Malaysian Sdn Bhd Company|
|Clearly, between both, Property Investment registered under local Sdn Bhd company is a better choice!|
|Investment Holding||Zero tax with management account||Requires audit report|
|Capital Paid-up||Min. USD1.00||Min. RM1.00|
|Ownership as Director and Shareholder||A single person as Director and Shareholder||A single person as Director and Shareholder|
|Yearly maintenance||Authority and Secretary fee-USD 2,200 (approx)||Secretary, Tax Agent – USD 1,500 to USD 1,800 (approx)|
|Work Visa||2 years’ renewal for the whole family(children under 21 years)||Not eligible|
|Rental||Rental income received from Malaysia real estate will draw 66% corporate tax (latest Labuan law 2019)||Rental income as an investment holding solely for real estate will be 17% for net profit no more than RM500,000 for paid-up capital below RM 2.5 mil|
|Bank Account||Local RM and all foreign currencies of your choice||Local RM and all foreign currencies of your choice|
|Minimum Price of Property (Kuala Lumpur)||RM 1 million||RM 1 million|
|Director Fee Remuneration||No personal tax for all foreign directors receiving a fee||All directors’ income subject to a personal tax of 0- 28% (depends on resident status)|
|Work Permit||2 years’ visa multiple entries for family members||No eligible|
We are part of TRICOR GROUP (www.TricorGlobal.com), to set up local Malaysia Sdn Bhd company, we provide comprehensive solutions from setting up right up to annual maintenance services such as tax return, audit, and accounting. We can also help to structure the set up with the inclusion of Labuan company for your future easy buy-out. Send us an email at Tricor.firstname.lastname@example.org or call +603 2783 9191 (Labuan Division) for advice on how to structure the right vehicle for your property investment in Malaysia!
Foreigners are known to be interested in buying up properties in Malaysia. Most investors use either a local Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Private Limited) company or their own individual name for this purpose. However, for foreign investors who are interested in bulk buying properties in Malaysia (ideally USD 10 million and above) for investment purposes, may want to consider setting up a 100% self-owned property fund structure with a Labuan Company, rather than using a local Malaysia Sdn Bhd or individual name. It is advisable for each investor to find what is the best possible way of investing in Malaysia property in detail for themselves.
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