Understanding your way around getting tax exempt status can be pretty tough. Hati.my has put up a copy of the official rules on tax exempt status. You can download it here. To put in your application, you need to go to Jabatan Dasar Percukaian (Level 14) in Cyberjaya (LHDN).
There is no specific legal structure for social enterprise in Malaysia. However, it is possible to incorporate a company and modify the company articles to emulate the structure of social enterprises or social enterprise-like organisations in other countries. Our friends at Arkitrek, the ecotourism social enterprise, have done just this. Here’s how they emulated the social enterprise structure in Malaysia:…
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Five hours Northeast of Karachi in the Thar Desert may not sound like a very happening place. Yet, on a few small patches of desert land, an important test of a potentially potent mix of capitalism and charity is happening.