Malaysia Company Formation for Foreigners & Work Permit

Annual Returns of a company in Malaysia

Once your company has been registered in Malaysia, you have to maintain your company carefully. The submission of Annual Returns of a company in Malaysia are most important legal requirement set by Companies Commission of Malaysia. Annual return is a summary of a company profile consist of general information about a company, the directors, shareholders & business address, such as following:

  • Business office address
  • Branch office address
  • Registered office address
  • Principal business activities
  • Total authorised capital
  • Total paid-up capital
  • Charges registered with SSM (i.e. company assets pledged)
  • Company directors
  • Company secretary
  • Shareholders
When do we need to lodge Annual Return to SSM?

The annual return signed by a director or by the manager or secretary of the company shall be lodged with Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) within one month from the date its AGM held.

In simple words, your Annual Returns will be due after 18 months of your company registration in Malaysia.

In the case of a company keeping pursuant to its articles a branch register in any place outside Malaysia, the lodgement of annual return must be made within two months after the Annual General Meeting.

Click on how to start business in Malaysia for foreigners to learn more.