Section 107A. Deduction of tax from contract payment.

(1) Where any person (in this section referred to as "the payer") is liable to make contract payment to a non-resident contractor in respect of services under a contract, he shall upon paying or crediting such contract payment deduct therefrom tax at the rate of-

and (whether or not that tax is so deducted) shall within one month after paying or crediting such contract payment render an account and pay the amount of that tax to the Director General:

Provided that the Director General may-

(2) Where the payer fails to pay any amount due from him under subsection (1), that amount which he fails to pay shall be increased by an amount equal to ten per cent of the contract payment liable to deduction of tax under subsection (1) and the total sum shall be a debt due from him to the Government and shall be payable forthwith to the Director General.
[Subs. Act 557: s.17]

(3) Where in pursuance of this section any amount is paid to the Director General by the payer or recovered by the Director General from the payer-

(4) In relation to any case, nothing in paragraph (1)(b) shall prevent the deduction of any tax (not being tax deducted in accordance with this subsection) in accordance with section 107.

(5) In this section-

"contract payment" means any payment, made for services under a contract to the non-resident contractor or his agent or any other person acting on his behalf;

[Am. Act 328: s.10]

"contract project", in relation to any non-resident contractor, includes any undertaking, project or scheme, being an undertaking, project or scheme carried on, carried out or performed in Malaysia;

"non-resident contractor" means any person who is not resident in Malaysia within the meaning of section 7 or 8 and who, under a contract or a subsidiary contract (not being a contract of service or apprenticeship) or an agreement or arrangement undertakes (otherwise than as an employee) any services under a contract;

"person" includes a partnership;

"professional service", in relation to any non-resident contractor, includes any advisory, consultancy, technical, industrial, commercial or scientific service;

"services under a contract", in relation to any non-resident contractor, means the performing or rendering of any work or professional service in Malaysia, being work or professional service in connection with, or in relation to, any contract project.

[Subs. Act 293: s.18]

Related reading:
[Act 557: s.17; Act 328: s.10; Act 293: s.18]

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