MM2H update: Car Tax Incentive to be withdrawn!

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Author: Sam Choong

Sam Choong is a lawyer practising in Malaysia. His areas of practice include estate planning, wills and UK inheritance tax for expats residing or seeking to retire in Malaysia.

3 thoughts on “MM2H update: Car Tax Incentive to be withdrawn!

  1. Hi Sam. nice site and thanks for the information.
    As a practicing lawyer how can it be equitable that the government withdraws a commitment they made back in Jan 2017. At that time they stated MM2H visas holders issued from Jan 2017 would have two (2) years to submit an application for a duty free car. Now they change it to three (3) months.
    Given that this number of visa holders should be a small number (from Jan to Aug let us say) why have they not honoured that promise? This does not seem to be the way to promote confidence in the system.

    1. Dave,

      You make a valid point. MM2H continues to evolve and this could have been more consistently planned out. Administrative law was never my strength so I shall leave it at that. That said, MM2H is still an attractive visa partly because Malaysia is a good place to relocate to so I would urge those thinking of applying to do so before the entry requirements become more stringent.

      1. Hi Dave,

        I’m sure by now you would have gathered there has been an extension for the application for tax waiver to buy a new car locally assembled in Malaysia or for the importation of the applicant’s car into Malaysia up till 31st December 2018, provided the MM2H approval is obtained before the end of 2017.


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