INCOME TAX ACT 1967 (ACT 53)
PART II - IMPOSITION AND GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TAX
Section 13. General provisions as to employment income.
(1) Gross income of an employee in respect of gains or profits from an employment includes:
(a) any wages, salary, remuneration, leave pay, fee, commission, bonus, gratuity, perquisite or allowance (whether in money or otherwise) in respect of having or exercising the employment;
(b) an amount equal to the value of the use or enjoyment by the employee of any benefit or amenity (not being a benefit or amenity convertible into money) provided for the employee by or on behalf of his employer, excluding-
(i) a benefit or amenity consisting of medical or dental treatment or a benefit for child care;
[Am. Act 557:s.6]
(ii) a benefit or amenity consisting of-
[Subs. Act 591:s.4]
(A) leave passages for travel within Malaysia not exceeding three times in any calendar year; or
(B) one leave passage for travel between Malaysia and any place outside Malaysia in any calendar year, limited to a maximum of three thousand ringgit:
Provided that the benefit or amenity enjoyed under this subparagraph is confined only to the employee and members of his immediate family;
[Subs. Act 591:s.4]
(iii) a benefit or amenity used by the employee solely in connection with the performance of his duties; and(c) an amount in respect of the use or enjoyment by the employee of living accommodation in Malaysia (including living accommodation in premises occupied by his employer) provided for the employee by or on behalf of the employer rent free otherwise;
(iv) a benefit or amenity falling under paragraph (c);
[Am. Act A226:s.6]
(d) so much of any amount (other than a pension, annuity or periodical payment falling under paragraph 4(e)) received by the employee, whether before or after his employment ceases, from a pension or provident fund, scheme or society not approved for the purpose of this Act as would not have been so received if his employer had not made contributions in respect of the employee to the fund, scheme or society or its trustees; and(2) Gross income in respect of gains or profits from an employment-
(e) any amount received by the employee, whether before or after his employment ceases, by way of compensation for loss of the employment, including any amount in respect of-
(i) a covenant entered into by the employee restricting his right after leaving the employment to engage in employment of a similar kind; or
(ii) any agreement or arrangement having the like effect.
(a) for any period during which the employment is exercised in Malaysia;shall be deemed to be derived from Malaysia.
(b) for any period of leave attributable to the exercise of the employment in Malaysia;
(c) for any period during which the employee performs outside Malaysia duties incidental to the exercise of the employment in Malaysia;
(d) for any period during which a person is a director of a company and that company is resident in Malaysia for the basis year for a year of assessment and within that basis year that period or part of that period falls; or
(e) for any period during which the employment is exercised aboard a ship or aircraft used in a business operated by a person who is resident in Malaysia for the basis year for a year of assessment and within that basis year that period or part of that period falls,
(3) Gross income in respect of gains or profits from an employment in the public services or the service of a statutory authority-
(a) for any period during which the employment is exercised outside Malaysia; orshall be deemed to be derived from Malaysia if the employee is a citizen.
(b) for any period of leave attributable to the exercise of the employment outside Malaysia,
(4) For the purposes of subsection (1) a benefit, amenity or living accommodation provided for an employee as therein mentioned shall be deemed to be used or enjoyed by the employee if it is used or enjoyed by his spouse, family, servants, dependants or guests.
(5) Any question whether any gross income is gross income for a period mentioned in subsection (2) shall be decided by applying the appropriate provisions of Chapter 3 of Part III as if that period were the basis period for a year of assessment.
|[Act 557:s.6; Act 591:s.4;
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