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Malaysian Stamp Duty Handbook, 6th Edition

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Author Arjunan Subramaniam
Publication Date May 2020


Softcover + Ebook
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Stamp duty is a tax on instruments and most instruments used in the course of a transaction are liable to stamp duty. The Malaysian Stamp Duty Handbook is a practical and instructive guide on the Malaysian stamp duty law. This book explores the various instruments subject to stamp duty, important concepts, such as consideration and conveyance, how duty is to be computed in various situations, the reliefs that are available, and relevant offences and penalties under the law and examines the various issues taken into consideration by the courts when interpreting a taxing statute. It is expected that accountants, lawyers, finance officers, business owners and company secretaries alike will find this book indispensable.
In this 6th edition, the Malaysian Stamp Duty Handbook has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments up to December 2019, while maintaining its easy-to-understand structure, with principles presented in short, succinct points, accompanied by examples to illustrate the application of the law, detailed tax computations as well as appended annotated statutes and the relevant IRB forms.
The Malaysian Stamp Duty Handbook is written by an author with vast experience on the subject. He is a well-established tax practitioner who was formerly an Assistant Director General at the Malaysian Inland Revenue Department and later a Tax Director at an international accounting firm.


Chapter 1: Introduction - A Bird's Eye View of Stamp Duties
Chapter 2: Meaning of Consideration
Chapter 3: The Contingency Principle
Chapter 4: Conveyance: Scope and Meaning
Chapter 5: Partnership Deed
Chapter 6: Conveyance - Specific Statutory Provisions
Chapter 7: Relief from Stamp Duty - Reconstruction and Amalgamation
Chapter 8: Relief from Stamp Duty - Transfers of Property Between Associated Companies
Chapter 9: Stamping and Penalties
Chapter 10: Adjudication
Chapter 11: Appeals
Chapter 12: First Schedule - Instruments Chargeable with Stamp Duty
Chapter 13: Offences and Penalties
Chapter 14: Miscellaneous Schedules
Chapter 15: The Canons of Construction

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