Malaysia: Commercial tax rate

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 Malaysia

Tax rate, percent of commercial profits

 Latest value 38.70
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 36.94
 Min - Max 33.50 - 40.00
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 36.94 percent with a minimum of 33.5 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 40 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2019 is 38.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 184 countries is 40.53 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malaysia - Commercial tax rate - Recent values chart

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Malaysia - Commercial tax rate - historical chart - 2005-2019




Definition: Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses after accounting for allowable deductions and exemptions as a share of commercial profits. Taxes withheld (such as personal income tax) or collected and remitted to tax authorities (such as value added taxes, sales taxes or goods and service taxes) are excluded.

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 Tax preparation time 174 2019 hours
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