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How To Check If Your Hotel Stay Is Eligible For The Tourism Tax Relief?

Updated: Mar 24

✈️ 🇲🇾 Did you take that golden opportunity to travel within Malaysia in 2020? Probably visited the East Coast and soaked up some Vitamin Sea? 🏝 Or went food hunting all around Penang? 🍜 Did you take the SkyWay up to Genting?🚡


Well, as a resort to boost the tourism industry, the government has taken measures to aid the sector by providing tax reliefs to us! 🙌🏻 Yes, you read that right, Malaysians are able to claim up to RM1,000! If you have stayed in one of the many beautiful accommodations Malaysia has to offer - it’s time to find out how to check if your hotel stay is eligible for the tourism tax relief 😉


Personal tax relief of up to MYR1,000 is given to resident individuals for the following domestic travel expenses incurred from 1 March 2020 to 31 August 2020 (has since been extended to 31 December 2021):

  • accommodation expenses at premises registered with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia

  • entrance fees to tourist attractions

You can easily check on the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia website, which has a searchable list of registered tourist accommodation premises. There are 4,570 accommodation premises registered.


Once you are done checking, don’t forget to claim your reliefs before 30th April 2021.


Having issues in filing your taxes? Get in touch with us via https://wa.me/60122192492 and we will be happy to help you 😊


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