Real Property Gains Tax 101 (Part 2)

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Continuation from Real Property Gains Tax 101 (Part 1)   Exemptions Pursuant to Paragraph 2, Schedule 4 of the Real Property Gains Tax Act (RPGTA), an individual is entitled to Continue Reading →

Sale of Property: Income Tax or Real Property Gains Tax

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This is a presentation which I made on whether the sale of a property would attract Income Tax or Real Property Gains Tax. This presentation is an excerpt from my Continue Reading →

Real Property Gains Tax 101

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While property investors focus on how to maximize their claims for deduction against the rental income derived from their investment properties, many neglect to keep track of their allowable deductions Continue Reading →

Properties Wealth Creation Seminar


On the 5th of January 2013, I was invited to speak at the Wealth Properties Creation Seminar which was attended by about 130 participants. This event was organised by GM Continue Reading →

Taxation Webinar for KC Lau

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I had the privilege of being asked by KC Lau to be a speaker for one of his webinars. I was asked to share about the “Tax Issues Affecting Continue Reading →

Expenses Relating To Rental Of Real Property (Pt. 2)

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Having touched on the tax-deductible expenses, it is also important to know what expenses are NOT ALLOWABLE. Typically, initial expense is not allowed a deduction from income of letting of Continue Reading →

Expenses Relating To Rental Of Real Property (Pt. 1)

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The biggest grouse that a property owner has comes tax submission season will be the amount of taxes that he has to pay on his property rental income. He will Continue Reading →

Property Outlook 2013 Seminar

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I have been invited to speak at the Property Outlook 2013 Seminar, organised by¬†Junior Chamber International¬†Entrepreneur Metropolitan (Malaysia)¬†(JCI E-Metro) at the Eastin Hotel, Penang on 19th January 2013. One of Continue Reading →

Taxation Of Property Rental Income As A Business Source

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Contrary to popular belief, there are very limited situations that rental income derived from letting of properties can be taxed as a business source. According to the Inland Revenue Board’s Continue Reading →

NST RED Cover Story: Moderate Expectations

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In last Friday’s issue of NST: RED, I was also asked to give my opinion on the property market outlook for 2013. My views as extracted from the Cover Story: Continue Reading →