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INTRODUCTION AND TAXATION BASIS

1. Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) is administered by Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia under the Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 (RPGTA 1976). RPGTA was introduced on 7.11.1975 to replace the Land Speculation Tax Act 1974. Both Acts were introduced to restrict the speculative activity of real estate.
2. RPGT is charged on chargeable gain from disposal of chargeable asset such as houses, commercial buildings, farms and vacant land. With effect from 21.10.1988, RPGT is extended to gain from disposal of shares in real property company (RPC)
  "ASSET" includes any land situated in Malaysia, and any interest, option or other right in or over such land.
  "GAIN" means gain other than gain or profits chargeable with or exempted from income tax under Income Tax Act 1967 (ITA 1967) or in the case of unit trust, gain not treated as income under the ITA 1967.
3. RPGT is imposed on disposers in the year of assessment where the disposal transaction takes place. The year of assessment shall be the calendar year.
4. Disposer, whether resident in Malaysia or not, is taxable on gain accrued on the disposal of chargeable assets situated in Malaysia. Disposer includes individual, company, partnership, organisation, trustees and other chargeable persons.
5. For detail of informstion on RPGT, reference can be made to the RPGT Guidelines dated 13.06.2018 or 18.06.2013 (whichever is applicable).
   

 

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