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Incentives for Automotive Component Modules and Systems

Government Incentives

Incentives for Automotive Component Modules and Systems

New and existing companies that undertake design, R&D and production of qualifying automotive component modules or systems are eligible for:

1 Pioneer Status with income tax exemption of 100% of statutory income for a period of 5 years. Unabsorbed capital allowances as well as accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company; or
2 Investment Tax Allowance of 60% (100% for promoted areas) on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within 5 years from the date the first capital expenditure is incurred. This allowance can be offset against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.

The qualifying modules or systems are front corner modules, rear corner modules, instrument panel modules, struts and absorbers and spring assembly modules, bumper modules, front cross member modules, function integrated door modules, fuel tank modules, seat modules, pedal modules, door trim modules, floor console modules, tyre and wheel modules, brake systems, wiper systems, exhaust systems, audio systems, heater ventilation air-conditioning systems, air bag systems, power and signal distribution systems, alarm systems, seat belt systems, exterior lighting systems, body in white modules, engine management systems, safety systems, telematics, navigational systems, engine fuel injection systems and vehicle intelligence systems.

Applications for this incentive should be submitted to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

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