Tax Incentive for Company Renting Non-Commercial Electric Vehicle

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Updated on 15 July 2023- Dialogue between MOF, LHDNM, and CTIM [21/6/2023]

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Current Position

Companies renting non-commercial motor vehicles, including Electric Vehicles (EV), are given tax deductions under Section 39(1)(k), Income Tax Act 1967, as follows:

  1. cost of the vehicle not exceeding RM150,000, the maximum rental amount allowed for tax deduction is limited up to RM100,000; and
  2. cost of the vehicle exceeding RM150,000, the maximum rental amount allowed for tax deduction is limited to RM50,000.

The tax treatment is effective from the year of assessment 2002.


The maximum rental amount for electric vehicles that can be deducted for tax purposes is proposed to be capped at RM300,000 to incentivise the use of low-carbon automobiles.

Effective Date

From the year of assessment 2023 until the year of assessment 2025.

Updated on 15 July 2023- Dialogue between MOF, LHDNM, and CTIM [21/6/2023]

Currently, the capital allowance (“CA”) treatment for a non-commercial electric vehicle (“EV”) is provided under Para 2(2) of Sch 3 of the ITA 1967.

Similar to the above proposed RM300,000 limit for a tax deduction on rental, CTIM suggested that the limit for qualifying plant expenditure incurred on a non-commercial EV should be increased to RM300,000 in a corresponding PU Order on capital allowance to encourage usage of low-carbon vehicles and for neutral tax treatment on leased vehicles and purchased vehicles.

MOF’s Feedback:

This proposal has been duly noted.

However, MOF will conduct further studies on the impact of the proposal.

CTIM appreciated the Government’s policy to have incentives for short periods, but three years appears too short when adopting non-commercial EVs. It is recommended to have a longer window to provide more certainty for taxpayers who are considering this option.

MOF’s Feedback:

This proposal has been duly noted.

Introducing a 3-year leasing period is intended to assess companies’ acceptance and utilisation of green mobility.

By doing so, it will provide the government with the opportunity to review this initiative and make interventions/improvements if necessary.

CTIM sought confirmation on the above effective date means that the first rental for the noncommercial EV must be during the period from YA 2023 to YA 2025, and the tax deduction for the entire RM300,000 amount does not necessarily need to be claimed during this period.

For example, if the non-commercial EV is rented in 2025 and the company continues to pay for that same vehicle up to 2027, then the company can claim the tax deduction on the rental up to 2027 as long as the RM300,000 cap is not breached.

This same principle should apply to the CA CTIM asked for above as long as the non-commercial EV is purchased from YA 2023 to YA 2025.

MOF’s Feedback:

Details of tax treatments are being finalised.

Appendix 14 states “proposed company”. CTIM suggested that it should apply to any person carrying on a business.

Response from LHDNM (Inland Revenue Board):

The eligible companies for this incentive are companies as interpreted under Section 2 of the ITA 1967.


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