Income received by a Member State resident in a Contracting State from immovable property situated in the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State. Income from the immovable property of a business and income from immovable property used for the provision of independent personal services are also covered by this provision. Income from the direct use, rental or use in any other form of immovable property is the subject of the contract. The term “immovable property” includes immovable property within the meaning of the law of the Contracting State in which the immovable property is situated. It includes accessories, equipment, livestock, rights and usufruct rights on immovable property, as well as rights to variable or fixed payments in return for the processing of mineral minerals or the right to work. This article highlights the important provisions of the Malaysia-Singapore DTA, its tax applicability, its tax rates, the scope of the agreement and other benefits of the DTA. The profits of an enterprise of a Contracting State may be taxed only in that State, unless the enterprise carries on business in the other Contracting State by means of commercial information situated therein. However, in the other Contracting State, only that part of the profit which is actually attributable to the PE may be taxed. For the purposes of determining the profits of the PE, all expenses and deductions that could reasonably be attributable to the PE and deductible if the PE were an independent undertaking shall be permitted and the profits of the PE shall be determined as if it were an independent and distinct undertaking carrying on the same or similar activities under the same or similar conditions and acting independently with the undertaking; it is an EP. The mere purchase of goods or merchandise by an MOU for the company does not result in any profits attributable to that MOU. The allocation of profits to pe must be carried out each year according to the same method, unless there is a valid reason to the contrary. If the information available to the competent authority is insufficient, the provisions of the Agreement shall not affect the law of the Contracting State or the discretion of the competent authority.
To deepen their economic relations, the two countries have put in place a double taxation agreement (DTA) that helps individuals and businesses avoid the burden of double taxation of income. The Commission aims to facilitate the cross-flow of trade, investment and technical know-how between the two countries. In the case of Malaysia, the provisions on income tax and mineral oil tax apply. In the case of Singapore, the agreement covers income tax. However, such interest may be taxed in the country where it originates, i.e. in country A. If the beneficiary is the beneficial owner of the interest (i.e. he has the full right to use and benefit from the dividend and is not obliged to pass on the payment received to another person), the tax thus levied may not exceed 10 % of the gross amount. . . . .