Pioneer Status

A business recognised as having Pioneer Status can enjoy partial exemption from the payment of income tax. It will only have to pay tax on 30% of its statutory income. The period of tax exemption is 5 years, starting from the production date, as dictated by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. However, if you decide to establish in the incentive zone of Sarawak, you can relish complete exemption on statutory income for 5 years.

For strategic projects in high technology industries with robust capital investment, high research and development content or intensive linkages a complete (100%) exemption might be permitted.

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