Tax rate for expats

Hi

I joined a company in malaysia in 12 Sep'19. Currently employer is deducting 28% from my salary.
Based on my research on internet, I think I will have to pay 28% tax till 12 Jul'19, when I complete 182 days in the country.

When I become resident in Jul'19,  will I get the refund of extra tax (difference between 28% and resident tax rates) paid from Sep'19 onward. Or, I will only get the refund starting from Jan'20?

Appreciate help and guidance on this subject.

Your post is a bit confusing. The dates seem off.

nitin1246 :

Hi

I joined a company in malaysia in 12 Sep'19. Currently employer is deducting 28% from my salary.
Based on my research on internet, I think I will have to pay 28% tax till 12 Jul'19, when I complete 182 days in the country.

If you joined the company in 12 Sept 2019 why would you pay tax for a date before that? 12 Jul'19?

Do you mean 12 July 2020 ???  My calculation is that you would have 182 days for 2020 in June. Are you also including holiday dates. Those don't matter as long as you have the 182 days total in a "reference year).  Provided you have those 182 days you can qualify as a resident for 2020.

nitin1246 :

When I become resident in Jul'19,  [ July 2020???] will I get the refund of extra tax (difference between 28% and resident tax rates) paid from Sep'19 onward. Or, I will only get the refund starting from Jan'20?Appreciate help and guidance on this subject.

Okay this requires more information. What you want to do is LINK the year 2019 to 2020. Your situation is somewhat similar to Example 8 "Hughes"

The critical thing for linking 2019  to 2020 is whether you can take your days from 2019 and attach them to a part of 2020 as a continuous 182 days.  If you have holiday days outside the country that exceed 14 days that splits your combined 2019-2020...182 days  then you cannot link.

Maybe post the dates you were out of Malaysia in 2019 and expected in 2020.

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