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Latest Treaty Updates: Malaysia

Maldives - Malaysia


According to preliminary media reports, Maldives and Malaysia have begun DTA negotiations.

Ukraine - Malaysia


Ukraine and Malaysia signed a DTA on August 4, 2016.

Ukraine - Malaysia


Ukraine approved a draft DTA with Malaysia on August 4, 2016.

Malaysia - Slovakia


Malaysia and Slovakia signed a DTA on May 25, 2015.

Belarus - Malaysia


According to a report from Belarus's state news agency on March 17, 2015, Belarus and Malaysia have newly initialed a DTA.

Ukraine - Malaysia


Ukraine and Malaysia are close to concluding negotiations on a DTA, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on February 24, 2015.

Malaysia - Georgia


According to preliminary media reports, Malaysia and Georgia are engaged in negotiations towards a DTA, which is expected to be signed by the end of the year.

Malaysia - Tajikistan


According to preliminary media reports, on September 8, 2014, Malaysia and Tajikistan agreed to begin tax treaty negotiations.

Qatar - Malaysia


Qatari Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani endorsed Decree No 26 of 2013 on June 3, 2013, ratifying the Protocol to the nation's DTA with Malaysia signed on February 16, 2011.

Hong Kong - Malaysia


The Government of Hong Kong confirmed on May 6, 2013, that the DTA signed with Malaysia entered into force on December 28, 2012.

Hong Kong - Malaysia


According to information published by the Hong Kong government on January 15, 2013, the DTA between Hong Kong and Malaysia entered into force on December 28, 2012.

New Zealand - Malaysia


New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Protocol on November 6, 2012, to add tax information exchange provisions to their existing DTA.

Ukraine - Malaysia


The Ukrainian Ministry of Finance confirmed on October 26 that representatives from Ukraine and Malaysia had agreed the text of a draft DTA.

India - Malaysia


India and Malaysia signed a DTA on May 9, 2012, .

Hong Kong - Malaysia


The Hong Kong government has announced that Hong Kong and Malaysia signed a DTA on April 25, 2012.

Hong Kong - Malaysia


The Hong Kong government has announced that on April 25, 2012, Hong Kong and Malaysia will sign a DTA.

Malaysia - South Africa


The Protocol to the DTA between Malaysia and South Africa entered into force on March 6, 2012, the South African tax authority has confirmed.

Lesotho - Malaysia


According to preliminary media reports, on March 19, 2012, Malaysia and Lesotho commenced negotiations towards a bilateral DTA.

Malaysia - Indonesia


According to the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an amending protocol to the DTA between Malaysia and Indonesia is to be signed at the 8th Malaysia-Indonesia Annual Consultation on October 20, 2011.

Malaysia - Australia


According to preliminary media reports, a Protocol to the DTA between Malaysia and Australia entered into force on August 9, 2011.

Australia - Malaysia


According to preliminary media reports, Australia's DTA Protocol with Malaysia entered into force on June 27, 2011.

Qatar - Malaysia


Ratified by Qatar. Had been signed July 3, 2008

Malaysia - Qatar


The Protocol incorporates an exchange of information protocol in existing treaty, in line with OECD standards.

Ireland - Malaysia


The Protocol was signed on December 16, 2009. The Protocol amends the 1998 DTA, and provides for the exchange of information to international standards.

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Malaysia DTA Further Evidence Of NZ's Tax Transparency

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Malaysia, India Sign Revised DTA

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Hong Kong Signs DTA With Malaysia

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Malaysia, Qatar Sign TIEA Protocol

Malaysia’s Secretary General of the Treasury, Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, and Qatar’s Director of Public Revenues and Taxes, Moftah Jassim Al-Moftah, have signed, in Kuala Lumpur, a protocol to their countries’ existing double taxation agreement.

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Netherlands Notes Tax Agreements' Entry Into Force

The Netherlands government has announced the ratification of a revised double tax agreement with the United Kingdom, approved by the Netherlands’ Senate in late December.

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Bahrain, Malaysia Sign TIE Protocol

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Finance Minister, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, and the Malaysian Ambassador to Bahrain, Dato' Syed Sultan Idris, have signed a protocol to the existing double taxation treaty between their respective governments.

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Hong Kong And Malaysia To Sign DTA

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Hong Kong Property Taxes Reviewed

Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, John C Tsang, made the traditional post-budget speech at the Joint Business Community Luncheon on March 12 and, in particular, reviewed the tax measures taken to increase the transaction cost of property speculation so as to reduce the risk of a property bubble being created.

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NZ Emissions 'Tax' Attacked

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Orascom Loses Algerian Tax Appeal

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Switzerland, Slovakia Initial Revised DTA

It has recently emerged that Switzerland and Slovakia have initialled a revised bilateral double taxation agreement, containing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s standard on tax information exchange.

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UK Budget To Hit The Rich

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BVI To Review Taxes And Fees

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Germany Approves Liechtenstein TIEA

Germany’s Cabinet has recently approved a bill pertaining to the bilateral tax information exchange agreement with Liechtenstein.

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UAE Completes VAT Study

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are inching closer to the introduction of a value-added tax.

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Malaysia Not Cancelling GST

After a government meeting, Malaysia’s Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, has rejected any suggestion that the proposed introduction of a goods and services tax has been cancelled.

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Australia Promised Full Debate On Tax Review

Following indications that the Australian government was thinking of a delay to the release of the Henry tax review, the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has now confirmed that it will be issued in good time for a full debate on any proposed tax changes.

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IRS Offers Help To Struggling Taxpayers

The US Internal Revenue Service has announced several additional steps it is taking this tax season to help people having difficulties meeting their tax obligations because of unemployment or other financial problems.

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Baucus Seeks Trade Preference Reform

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is leading efforts for reform of US trade preference programs accorded to developing countries.

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OECD Urges Fiscal Policy Shift

Governments must now gear their economies towards jobs, international competitiveness and increasing the tax-take, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has said in its latest ‘Going for Growth’ report, analyzing the next step for recovering economies.

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Jersey Riding Out Onshore Storm

Jersey will overcome the evolving challenges being faced by offshore international financial centres, Geoff Cook, Chief Executive of Jersey Finance, told participants at a Breakfast Briefing in London.

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