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Labuan company registration

Labuan is a federally administered jurisdiction in eastern Malaysia, located on the island in the South China Sea in eastern Malaysia. The Malaysian government announced in October 1990 that it is committed to the development of Labuan Island as an international financial center.
Therefore, some investment clients will set up a company in Labuan. Malaysia has a good reputation in the international arena and is a member of APEC, ASEAN, WHO, IFC and IMF, and the UN. It is also a member of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering. At the same time, it has the same time zone and convenient transportation because it is in the center of Asia. English and Malay are the main languages, and the legal currency is Ringgit.



Table Of Contents

  • Formation of Company registration in Labuan
  • Advantages of Labuan Company Formation
  • The advantages of registration for Labuan company are as follows
  • There are four tax options in Labuan
  • The documents prepared by the overseas company in Labuan
  • Overseas income exemption in Labuan



Formation of Company registration in Labuan

  • The Labuan area has a low tax rate. If it is trading income, it only pays 3% tax or MYR 20,000. If you are engaged in non-trade activities such as investment in bonds, stocks, deposits, etc., foreign companies are tax-free.
  • Annual government fees and secretarial company management and address fees must be paid.
  • The company must have a registered office in Labuan to keep all the files required.
  • No business project restrictions except for licensed industries such as finance, insurance, and fiduciary investment.
  • The company name can be named by yourself, and the Chinese name can be added.
  • At least one director's share, which may be a natural or legal person, with no restrictions on nationality (except for high-risk countries).
  • Shares of different categories and different interests may be issued, but bearer shares are not allowed. Shares can be settled in any currency, except for Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).
  • There must be a company secretary in the local agency to communicate with the government.
  • Labuan is not a tax-free company and must maintain complete accounting information. If the company engages in trading activities and adopts a 3% tax rate, an auditor may be assigned to audit the company's account.
  • The tax declaration must be completed by March 31 of the fiscal year.
  • The transaction between Labuan and Malaysian residents no longer requires prior approval (but it is necessary to notify Labuan FSA after the transaction).
  • There is no minimum equity limit. In addition to Malaysian Ringgit, the share capital can be used in any other currency. Companies can also issue different share classes in response to different dividend rights. The establishment of a company requires at least one shareholder, and the shareholder can be an individual or a company and does not need to be a resident in Malaysia.
  • The annual returns produced in the prescribed form need to be reported within 30 days of the company's anniversary in each reporting year and need to be updated to a minimum of 14 days before the reporting date.



Advantages of Labuan Company Formation


       1.100% ownership and
       control - foreigners will
full Malaysian

   2.The tax rate is less than

   RM20,000 for fixed tax or
   3% for audited net profit.

3.Establish minimum

requirements - one
director and one


        4.Director's fees or

        dividends are not taxed.

         5.Investment holding

         company does not need
         to pay taxes or audit.


  • In addition to assisting customers to set up a company in Labuan, Inter area professional service provider can provide customers with substantial needs, such as information preparation, business appointment arrangements, and commissioner accompaniment, such as bank account assistance, international accountant, and lawyer verification.



The advantages of registration for Labuan company are as follows:


Activity Description Taxation method

  Non-trade activity in Labuan
  Investment activities of securities, stocks, shares, loans, deposits or
  other industries held by Labuan Holdings entities or in their name.

  No tax

  Trade activity
  This includes banking, insurance, trade, management, shipping
  operations, licenses or other non-trade activities that are not

  3% of the net profit of the audited
  accounts per year, or a fixed rate
  of MYR 20,000 per year.

  Working together on trade and non-trade activities
  Considered as a trading activity

  3% of the net profit of the audited
  accounts per year, or a fixed rate
  of MYR 20,000 per year.
  Non-commercial activities   Taxation under the Malaysian
  Income Tax Act of 1967-24%.


There are four tax options in Labuan

  1. Investment holding company:
    no tax, no audit required.
  2. Trade, export, and import companies:
    There are only a 3% net profit tax and the required audit report.
  3. Trading company:
    This type of company can choose to pay a one-time tax of MYR 20,000 ($5,000) without a 3% profit tax.
  4. Non-trading company:
    For non-trading companies with the only source of income outside Malaysia, no tax is required and no audit is required.

Offshore non-trading activities are the non-commercial activities of overseas investment holding companies or overseas establishments of Malaysian companies. The overseas investment and holding of stocks, securities, and real estate are of this form. Generally speaking, Taiwanese companies rely on the overseas holding company to invest in the mainland to set up factories. This type of business activity is tax-free in Labuan.
Offshore trading activities are to engage in related commercial activities other than investment holdings by companies in Labuan, such as trading companies, management consultants, insurance, and trust companies that employ personnel in Labuan or use them abroad. The collection of royalties and patents is also the case, in which case the tax is paid as follows.

  • 3% of the camp’s net profit
  • Regardless of the number of profits and turnover, RMB 200,000 is paid annually (US$7,400, HK$695,200, NT$236,800).



The documents prepared by the overseas company in Labuan

  • A company director/shareholder is required to register and the company's directors/shareholders are not limited to nationality. They can be natural or legal persons.
  • Anonymous directors and shareholders (non-contact persons) may be appointed at Labuan.
  • There is no upper or lower limit on the amount of registered capital, which can be calculated in US dollars or Malaysian currency.
  • The establishment of Labuan is quick and convenient, and it is only 14 working days to complete the company.
  • The first year of government fees for Labuan overseas companies will have different fees according to the amount of registered capital according to the registered capital. In the second year, regardless of the amount of capital registered, the fees are all uniform.
  • A registered address, local agent, and secretary are required in Labuan. Labuan Company shall hold annual directors and shareholders' meetings, and the venue and manner of its holding may be held by the directors/shareholders in their most appropriate form.
  •  A tax report is required every year.
  • The name of the company is in English and the name can be: Ltd., Corp., Inc, Bhd, Gmbh, Sdn Bhd, etc.



Overseas income exemption in Labuan

▲No indirect taxes
Labuan enjoys the status of a free port. Therefore, indirect taxes do not apply locally.Advantages of Labuan Company Formation

▲Stamp Duty
Instruments related to Labuan’s business activities are exempt from stamp duty.
▲Collection of Labuan Entities
Income from the following entities can be waived.

  1. Dividends received by offshore companies.
  2. Dividend income from offshore business activities, paid, credited or waived offshore business activities or proceeds obtained.
  3. The distribution received by the beneficiary from the offshore trust.
  4. Interest received by a resident individual from an offshore company (except for those operating under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989, the Islamic Banking Act 1983, the Insurance Act 1996 or Takaful Act 1984)



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